Friday, February 16, 2007

Iraq Surrender Resolution

This is the resolution as it was passed on 02/16/2007 as:


110th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. CON. RES. 63


Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.


CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

Disapproving of the decision of the President announced on January 10, 2007, to deploy more than 20,000 additional United States combat troops to Iraq.
Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That--
(1) 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
(2) 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.

***This is the original Resolution proposed but it was watered down to get republican members to jump ship. The democrats don’t even have the courage of their convictions to pass legislation that represents how they see things because they know public opinion is not really with them.

This is the original House Resolution 41 :


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
FEBRUARY 12, 2007

Mr. SKELTON (for himself, Mr. LANTOS, and Mr. JONES of North Carolina) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

RESOLUTION

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that an increase in the number of members of the United States Forces deployed in Iraq is the wrong course of action and that a drastic shift in the political and diplomatic strategy of the United States is needed to help secure and stabilize Iraq.
Whereas the situation in Iraq is rapidly deteriorating and is increasingly becoming a problem that cannot be solved militarily;
Whereas President Bush has acknowledged that the current strategy in Iraq is not working;
Whereas December 2006 marked the deadliest month of the War in Iraq in over two years, and United States casualties surpassed 3,000;
Whereas it is crucial that the 110th Congress assert its constitutionally mandated authority to serve as a check on the President's handling of the war by overseeing the more than $300 billion already obligated or expended on the war and any requests for additional appropriations;
Whereas an increase in the number of members of the United States Armed Forces deployed in Iraq above the current level of 132,000 troops will continue to increase Iraqi dependence on United States forces and further prevents the Iraqi government from taking responsibility for securing their country;
Whereas General John Abizaid, Commander of United States Central Command, has testified before the Armed Services Committee of the Senate that he has met with the top military commanders in Iraq and they all agree that more troops are not necessary because `more American forces prevent the Iraqis from doing more, from taking more responsibility for their own future';
Whereas since June 2006, the United States has increased its military presence in Baghdad twice, while the violence and deaths of Americans has drastically increased since the last troop increase;
Whereas the neighboring countries and the region surrounding Iraq share a strategic vested interest in playing a constructive role in ending the violence in Iraq and creating a stable and peaceful nation;
Whereas it is critical that United States diplomats engage the countries of the world in this struggle and make it clear that no nation can afford to ignore the continued chaos in the Middle East; and
Whereas a growing consensus exists among the majority of the American people, military leaders, and the bipartisan Iraq Study Group that the United States should begin a phased strategic redeployment of United States troops from Iraq in 2007 in conjunction with a increase in diplomacy to stabilize Iraq: Now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives that--
(1) after more than 3,000 American casualties, over $300 billion in expenditures, and almost four years of fighting, an increase in the number of members of the United States Armed Forces deployed in Iraq above the current level of 132,000 is the wrong course of action and should not be done without an express authorization for the increase in an Act of Congress; and
(2) a drastic shift in the political and diplomatic strategy of the United States, as well as the mission of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq, is needed to secure and stabilize Iraq so that the United States can begin a phased withdrawal of United States troops as soon as possible.


Republican - Yea - 17 Nay - 180 NV - 4
Democrat - Yea - 229 Nay - 2 NV - 2
Independent
TOTALS - Yea - 246 Nay - 182 NV - 6

DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED AGAINST THE DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP

JIM MARSHALL
Georgia-8th, Democrat
504 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1003
Phone: (202) 225-6531

GENE TAYLOR
Mississippi-4th, Democrat
2269 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2404
Phone: (202) 225-5772


REPUBLICANS THAT CAVED AND VOTED FOR THE RESOLUTION;

MICHAEL CASTLE:
Delaware-At Large, Republican
1233 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0801
Phone: (202) 225-4165

HOWARD COBLE
North Carolina-6th, Republican
2468 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3306
Phone: (202) 225-3065

TOM DAVIS
Virginia-11th, Republican
2348 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4611
Phone: (202) 225-1492

JOHN J. DUNCAN JR.
TENNESSEE-2ND, REPUBLICAN
2207 RAYBURN HOB
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-4202
PHONE: (202) 225-5435

PHIL ENGLISH
PENNSYLVANIA-3RD, REPUBLICAN
2332 RAYBURN HOB
WASHINGTON, DC 20515-3803
PHONE: (202) 225-5406

WAYNE T. GILCHREST
Maryland-1st, Republican
2245 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2001
Phone: (202) 225-5311

BOB INGLIS
South Carolina-4th, Republican
330 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4004
Phone: (202) 225-6030

TIMOTHY V. JOHNSON
Illinois-15th, Republican
1207 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1315
Phone: (202) 225-2371

WALTER B. JONES
North Carolina-3rd, Republican
2333 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3303
Phone: (202) 225-3415

RIC KELLER
Florida-8th, Republican
419 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-0908
Phone: (202) 225-2176

STEVEN C. LATOURETTE
Ohio-14th, Republican
2371 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3514
Phone: (202) 225-5731

MARK STEVEN KIRK
Illinois-10th, Republican
1030 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515-1310
Phone: (202) 225-4835

RON PAUL
Texas-14th, Republican
203 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4314
Phone: (202) 225-2831

THOMAS E. PETRI
Wisconsin-6th, Republican
2462 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-4906
Phone: (202) 225-2476

JIM RAMSTAD
Minnesota-3rd, Republican
103 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2303
Phone: (202) 225-2871

FRED UPTON
Michigan-6th, Republican
2183 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-2206
Phone: (202) 225-3761

JAMES T. WALSH
New York-25th, Republican
2372 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515-3225
Phone: (202) 225-3701

See other important information Marie has at her blog too Marie's Two Cents

8 comments:

patterns of ink said...

One of the first things I blogged about was the need for unity to win a war. It's impossible without everyone resolved to sacrifice and win. I was hoping that we still had some of the character left over from what Tom Brokaw called the greatest generation, but I guess the Kerry generation will have its way. Thanks for carring enough to keep us posted and hoping for the best.

Pulling Together Wins Wars
http://patternsofink.blogspot.com/2004_10_01_archive.html

The Marine Did His Job
http://patternsofink.blogspot.com/2004_11_01_archive.html

Marie's Two Cents said...

This is the first step toward surrender it looks like. Non Binding or not what our Troops must be thinking!

They pretty much just slapped our Troops in the face and said "We Dont Trust You To Bring This To A Victorious Conclusion".

Defeatest Jackasses!!

I have linked your post to mine so ya know.

J_G said...

Thanks for stopping by Patterns, It was a lot of work digging and sifting through all the legislative debris that goes along with any bill in Congress to get this information.

Like I have said so many times at Marie's blog and many others that I was there at the end of Vietnam to pick up the pieces that were left from the destruction by both enemies, the communists in Vietnam and the ones in Congress. I have vowed then as I do now, to never let the forces of defeatism reign over our country again. There are many that believe as I do so please pass on the message in your own way. Again thanks for stopping by.

Marie, I'll put a link over to your blog too. I just stopped by there and you have an excellent summary so every one make sure you go to Marie's today too.

Bathroom Hippo said...


I don't see how 20k more troops sweeping Baghdad could possibly hurt us?

J_G said...

Baghdad is a key area that if we gain complete control we can completely sqaush the rest of the insurgency. It will be a mopping up operation after Baghdad comes under heel. Why this wasn't done in the first place I can't answer B-Hip but it's finally come about. Maybe all the shouting from my roof top finally worked. Good thing too, my voice was getting horse and it's quite cold here in PA right now. You know that it has to be global warming when it's this cold, 12 degrees tonight.

Marie's Two Cents said...

The one thing everyone seems to be missing I suppose because the News isnt reporting it (Of Course) is that it isnt just 21,000 American Troops flooding into Baghdad, it's 21,000 American Troops and 300,000 Iraqi Troops hitting thier Country and showing what they can do and a huge portion of them are right along side our Surge of Troops in Baghdad.

So there will be like 50,000 between us and the Iraqi's in Baghdad and the Huge Iraqi Military will flood the other streets around the Country as well as Baghdad.

300,000 Iraqi Troops is nothing to sneeze at and this time these guys know what they are doing and are NOT running. This force is the one we have been waiting for. It took a long time to train these guys.

Are they going to be as perfect as American Troops NO! But will they rise as best they can to the occasion? You Betcha!

It will be nice to see the Iraqi's handle thier own Country, and we will be another step towards coming home :-)

And they can all have the honor and respect they deserve!!

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

It was a lot of work digging and sifting through all the legislative debris that goes along with any bill in Congress to get this information.

Jennifer, excellent work with this post. I can see you did a lot of legwork. Thank you.

J_G said...

Word and everyone else, I just want to be on record showing everyone the trouble one must go to expose the truth no matter how much democrats try to obscure it. I'm sure the "Surrender 17" aren't appreciating the efforts to expose the truth either.