12 July 2007

piyush skips vote on h.r.2956 responsible redeployment from iraq act

piyush the weasel skips important vote on iraq war troop redeployment!

breitbart snip:
[H.R.2956] legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops to begin within 120 days, and to be completed by April 1, 2008. The measure envisions a limited residual force to train Iraqis, protect U.S. assets and fight al-Qaida and other terrorists.

The vote generally followed party lines: 219 Democrats and four Republicans in favor, and 191 Republicans and 10 Democrats opposed.
click here to read more.
Title: To require the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of United States Armed Forces in Iraq to a limited presence by April 1, 2008, and for other purposes.

Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act - Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 authorized the President to use the Armed Forces as appropriate to defend U.S. national security against the continuing threat posed by the government of Iraq at the time; (2) the government of Iraq which was in power at that time has been removed; (3) the current Iraqi government does not pose a threat to the United States; and (4) after more than four years of efforts by members of the Armed Forces and U.S. civilians, the government of Iraq must now be responsible for Iraq's future course.

Directs the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of Armed Forces in Iraq beginning no later than 120 days after the enactment of this Act and complete the reduction and transition to a limited presence in Iraq by no later than April 1, 2008

Directs the President, by January 1, 2008, to transmit to the congressional defense, appropriations, and foreign relations committees a comprehensive U.S. strategy for Iraq. Requires the President to update such strategy no later than July 1, 2008, and every 90 days thereafter, including a description of the number of Armed Forces deployed to Iraq and the missions for which they are so deployed.
the rest of louisiana's criminal congressional delegation [rodney alexander, richard hugh baker, charles boustany, jim mccrery] voted against withdrawing american troops in this unconstitutional, illegal, immoral quagmire.

shockingly, charlie melancon (who like the rest of them except william jefferson) is usually a straight up george dubya bush arse licker voted for troop withdrawal.

william jefferson voted for troop withdrawal as well and we certainly thank them.
click link to view roll call vote from house.gov.
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