The "Pragmatic" Iraq Supplemental Plan: GOP Senators Will "Win" It for Dems

The Senate will vote on an amendment - the Cochran Amendment (Thad Cochran is a GOP Senator from Mississippi) to its toothless version of the Iraq supplemental funding bill today. Debate is going on now.

The debate is on a current Republican amendment to strip the bill of its nonbinding provision of setting a goal of removing all combat troops involved in the Iraq Debacle by March 31, 2008. Oh by the way, the provision is NON-binding!! And it is likely to be stripped out!!

Sam Rosenfeld finds the closeness of the vote on stripping the NON-binding withdrawal date significant:

[T]he saga of the congressional war supplemental bill has really taken a dramatic turn in the last two days toward a confrontation with George W. Bush himself over a Senate-House conference bill that does in fact include language calling for withdrawal from Iraq.

This is what we are reduced to -- making NON-binding goals for withdrawal from the Iraq Debacle a SIGNIFICANT achievement! This is the big pragmatic win! You have to be kidding me.

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    Dems just killed the Cochran Amendment. 50/48 (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 04:39:23 PM EST
    Smith and Hagel voted no, Pryor and Lieberman yes.

    Aside from that (none / 0) (#2)
    by Stewieeeee on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 04:41:28 PM EST
    America will know exactly which party wants to do what.

    Very confusing. (none / 0) (#3)
    by walt on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:26:08 PM EST
    Feingold praised this bag of haggis as if some wondrous thing had been achieved.

    Maybe it's the power of the spinach farm lobby or the backroom dealings of the peanut storage gang.

    Next thing ya' know flying pigs will use the White House lawn as a landing strip.  Oink.

    I'm wondering (none / 0) (#4)
    by Che's Lounge on Tue Mar 27, 2007 at 07:49:14 PM EST
    how a veto will be a victory. For anyone.