Feingold: Compromise escalation resolution is too "weak"

"The American people have rejected the president's Iraq strategy and it's time for Congress to end our military involvement in this war."



Tim Grieve
February 1, 2007 9:00PM (UTC)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may be hoping for "near" unanimous Democratic support for the Levin-Warner anti-escalation resolution, but Russ Feingold says he's not on board.

Feingold, who has introduced legislation that would cut off all funding for the war in Iraq, says in a statement: "I oppose the weak Warner-Levin resolution as currently written because it misunderstands the situation in Iraq and shortchanges our national security interests. The resolution rejects redeploying U.S. troops and supports moving a misguided military strategy from one part of Iraq to another. The American people have rejected the president's Iraq strategy and it's time for Congress to end our military involvement in this war. We must redeploy our troops from Iraq so that we can focus on the global threats that face us."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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