Ted Kennedy calls for VOTE on Iraq War escalation

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    Ted Kennedy calls for vote on Iraq War escalation. We will find out who keeps up with national intelligence during this vote.



    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Sen. Edward Kennedy launched a pre-emptive strike Tuesday against President Bush's anticipated plans to send more troops to Iraq.

    The Massachusetts Democrat introduced legislation to require congressional approval before force levels can be increased.

    Bush is to address the nation Wednesday night with details of his new Iraq policy, which reportedly includes a plan to send at least 20,000 troops -- what the administration is calling a "surge" -- in an effort to curb the escalating violence there. (Watch how Democrats may be gearing up for a battle over the proposed troop surge )

    Kennedy, a leading opponent of the war and senior member of the Armed Services Committee, said any troop increase would be "an immense new mistake."

    Kennedy said he introduced the legislation "to reclaim the rightful role of Congress and the people's right to a full voice in the president's plan to send more troops to Iraq."

    He added that the bill says "that no additional troops can be sent and no additional dollars can be spent on such an escalation unless and until Congress approves the president's plan."

    Showdown looms
    The legislation will likely set the stage for a showdown between the White House and the new Democratic-controlled Congress over Bush's anticipated new strategy. Kennedy is accustomed to locking horns.

    Kennedy was among 23 senators, 22 of them Democrats, who voted against the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. Kennedy called it "the best vote I've cast in my 44 years in the United States Senate."

    Kennedy said in January 2005 that the United States should begin withdrawing its troops. He also has invited intense White House criticism for drawing parallels between the war in Iraq and the Vietnam War.


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    What is it? Mom and Dad's monthly night out so you could sneak on their computer again? And all you can do with opportunity is post bullshit.

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    brilliant stuff .... ted is known for his brilliant decision making when people's lives are on the line.
     
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    Isn't he though?
     
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    Teddy's got a hard on psycho. If he can only reenact the Vietnam War, his reaction to it, perchance if he can only get the Maryjo scenario back?

    Then everyone will join in his alternative world, sing Kumbaya and be free?
     
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    I just think it's rather unfair that the two best Kennedy's got murdered and left us stuck with the bottom of the Kennedy gene pool.
     
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    So basically Ted Kennedy wants to unconstitutionally restrict the President's inherent power to direct where the troops go? And you approve?
     
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    Nay, I just thought a VOTE might be interesting. don't you?

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    POS = Piece of Shit. You qualify under any otherwise definition, GunnyL. You got something other than a personal attack or insult you want to add to your argument?

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    So you approve of Ted Kennedy's attempt to usurp the Presidents Constitutionally given power or not?

    BTW the vote isnt the interesting part. Its the fact that a man would dare try to usurp power that isnt his and the fact that you guys are practically orgasmic about it that is interesting and highly disturbing. After all I know you guys don't really care about voting. Otherwise you wouldnt be so dang opposed to putting any of the extreme points of your liberal agenda to a vote by the people rather than trying to force it through the court. Abortion and gay marriage would be long dead issues if the people actually had the freedom to vote for them.
     

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