Democrats Continue to Fight for a Change of Direction in Iraq
2007 has been the deadliest year for American troops in Iraq. There is no doubt that a change of direction is needed, but President Bush refuses to change course. He envisions a world where our troops will still be on the ground in Iraq ten years from now.
This Democratic Congress rejects such a plan, and this week we will once again consider legislation that will require President Bush to redeploy our troops out of Iraq, while providing our troops in harms way with the resources they need.
President Bush has asked Congress for an additional $200 billion for Iraq. This House will instead vote on $50 billion package that will require the immediate start of the redeployment of U.S. forces out of Iraq. The legislation sets a goal of having nearly every troop out of Iraq by the end of next year. That is a significant change in the course of the war, and it is a change that will finally hold Iraq accountable for its future course.
This Congress will continue to fight to change President Bush's ten-year, trillion dollar war. We are committed to bringing our troops home soon, repairing the readiness of our military, and refocusing our efforts to right terrorism around the world.