WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday the Senate will face another round of votes on the Iraq war occupation before the July Fourth recess, a strategy intended to show make it seem that Democrats are not giving up on efforts to bring troops home.
While the measures are unlikely to pass not seriously backed, the announcement comes as party leaders are under fire by many liberal supporters for passing legislation that funds the war occupation through September.
"We're going to hold the president's feet to the fire put five lumps instead of his usual four in the Leader’s coffee," Reid, D-Nev., told reporters after emerging from a closed-door meeting with Senate Democrats.
Under Reid's plan, the Senate will cast separate votes on whether to cut off funding for combat next year, order troop withdrawals within four months, impose stricter standards on the length of combat tours and rescind congressional authorization for the Iraqi invasion achieve nothing.…
[The Dems have done more than I would have expected from them, but on this they are all screwed up, probably thanks mostly to fear of defunding by lack of action to fund, having bought entirely into the GOP doublethink on this.]