After the Non-Binding Iraq Resolution?

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With the Senate paralyzed this week, the Congress took up the issue of President Bush's increase of 21,500 troops in Iraq.  Beginning on Tuesday, every Republican and Democrat got the chance to speak out on a two-sentence resolution declaring support for the troops but opposition to the increase or "surge."  With the resolution expected to pass today, the only question is how many Republicans will go along. Since, "non-binding" means there's no requirement on President Bush, and he's already said he'll pay no attention, Democrats--and some Republicans--are under rank-and-file pressure to end the war. What do they do now? Can they cut off the money? Create a "political climate" the president can't ignore or, by that time, will the troop increase already have happened?




Warren Olney