Give War A Chance!
All Bush had with his State of the Union address was, 'Please give War a chance' - that was the best he could come up with? "I have a dream, please give war a chance". The man seems trapped by his Iraq decision and he can't back down, his plea to just give this surge a chance seems to be further proof that Bush really just doesn't get it yet does he?
US Senate panel rejects Iraq plan
A US Senate committee has rejected President Bush's plan to send extra troops to Iraq, passing the measure to the full Senate for a vote next week. The Democratic-controlled Senate Foreign Relations Committee dismissed Mr Bush's policy as "not in the national interest" in a 12-9 vote. It comes a day after the president gave his State of the Union address asking Congress to give it "a chance to work". The vote is non-binding, but supporters hope it may lead Mr Bush to reconsider. The resolution opposes Mr Bush's plan to send 21,500 additional troops to Iraq, the majority of them to violence-hit Baghdad, in an effort to improve security and end sectarian clashes. An advance guard of 3,200 troops arrived in Baghdad on Sunday.
The resolution was proposed earlier this month by three leading senators who said the plan was not in US interests, urging an early transfer of security to Iraqi leaders.The three senators were Democrats Joseph Biden and Carl Levin, and Republican Chuck Hagel, a long-standing critic of the war. "We better be damn sure we know what we're doing, all of us, before we put 22,000 more Americans into that grinder," said Senator Hagel, the only Republican to support the resolution.