The Caucus – Political Blogging From the NY Times
February 12, 2007 – by Jeff Zeleny
The language of the Iraq war resolution to be considered in the House this week has just been crafted and will be circulated shortly to lawmakers across Capitol Hill. The debate, of course, will not be brief, but the text of the resolution is.
“Congress and the American people will continue to support and protect the members of the United States Armed Forces who are serving or who have served bravely and honorably in Iraq; and Congress disapproves of the decision of President George W. Bush announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.”
The brevity is by design. Democrats hope if they keep the language simple — and, they believe, unloaded — the resolution will draw more bipartisan support.
We’ll see Friday, when the vote is expected.