Time for an Exit Strategy

Time for an Exit Strategy

House members calling for an Iraq exit strategy move toward the majority as their opponents stay in the minority.


Toward the Majority

. Democratic Representative Lynn Woolsey forced a Congressional vote on bipartisan legislation that would have asked George W. Bush to submit a plan to Congress explaining the outlines of an eventual exit strategy from Iraq. With polls showing that a majority of Americans now believe the war was not worth it, the move was designed to put lawmakers on record on the issue of bringing the troops home.

Permanent Minority

. Seventy-nine Democrats–including House minority leader Nancy Pelosi and minority whip Steny Hoyer–voted against Woolsey’s legislation, helping to send it down to defeat and preventing it from being a key contrast point between Democrats and Republicans.

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