Sunday, February 04, 2007

A Proposed Senate Resolution on the Surge

The Senate is presently trying to reach a non-binding resolution to let Pres. Bush know that they are not happy. I understand that there have been a lot of different proposals which have failed to garner the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. In the spirit of trying to he helpful, I am offering a proposal that I think pretty well covers all of their concerns:

1st Session
S. RES. 28

February 5, 2007

Mr. DODD (for himself, Mr. COCHRAN, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. BINGAMAN, Mr. DURBIN, Mr. FEINGOLD, Mr. HAGEL, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. BIDEN, Mr. OBAMA, Mr. HAGEL, Mrs. CLINTON and Mr. LUGAR) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee of the whole


Establishing the Sense of the Senate that it wishes to impart to Mr. George W. Bush, President (for the moment) of the United States.

Whereas half of the membership of our body is preparing or is running for the office of the President of the United States;

Whereas after the recent elections, the public having expressed its collective voice as we interpret it;

Whereas those of us who are not running for the Presidency are in deep trouble for our re-election;

Whereas those Democratic Senators who voted for the war in 2003 were reflecting the will of the public and their own chances for re-election;

Whereas the Republican Senators are now faced with the same choice as their counterparts earlier had;

Whereas we unanimously voted to appoint Gen. Petraeus as the Commander of all Multi National Forces in Iraq;

Whereas General Petraeus having requested more troops in order to accomplish the mission that he has been assigned;

Whereas we are getting beat up in the polls and recognize that our re-election is necessary for the safety of the Republic; and,

Whereas we have demonstrated that we collectively have the spine of an immature jelly fish;

Whereas we are desperately seeking a way to have it both ways;

Whereas we are willing to show our enemies and allies alike that we are feckless;

Whereas we don't know what to do, but agree that criticizing the President at this date and time has political advantages that simply cannot be ignored: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That--

(1) it is the sense of the Senate that we pass a meaningless resolution with no teeth;

(2) the Senate--

(A) blames George W. Bush for every problem that exists in this world

(B) requests that the President issue a proclamation calling upon the people of Iraq to--

(i) take the blame that cannot be assumed by the President; and

(ii) give us the necessary political cover to look good..

This is just my proposal, maybe all the members of the blogosphere should provide their own version for consideration.

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