House of Representatives Begins Debating the Iraq Buildup

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Just two sentences long, it's a "non-binding resolution," which supports US troops in Iraq, but it goes on to say, "Congress disapproves" of President Bush's deployment of more than 20,000 additional forces. Debate will go on for 36 hours. While nobody doubts the resolution will pass, one big question is how many Republicans will go along. Mantime, the President's supporters are challenging Democrats to cut off the money. Is the new majority being politically prudent or cowardly? We hear from journalists, Democratic Congressmen, experts in constitutional law, public policy and defense, including a former Pentagon official.

Credits

Guests:
Jonathan Weisman - New York Times - @jonathanweisman, Tom Andrews - National Director, Win Without War, Will Marshall - President and Founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Dan Goure - Lexington Institute - @dgoure, Bruce Fein - attorney, Joe Sestak - Congressman (D-PA)

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Dan Konecky, Vanessa Romo, Karen Radziner