Monday, February 12, 2007

Just Five Minutes?

Congress to consider oxymoronic resolution:

Moving ahead after the Senate Iraq debate got stymied by a Republican filibuster, House leaders Monday put out a very simple two-paragraph resolution saying Congress supports the troops in Iraq but opposes President Bush's plan to send 20,000 more, CBS News correspondent Bob Fuss reports.

The resolution sets the stage for the first major Iraq debate in Congress in years – three full days where every member of the House will have five minutes to speak about the war.

Though nonbinding, it will speak volumes if, as expected, a bipartisan majority votes a resolution of no confidence in the president's war strategy.

Debate on the resolution is scheduled to begin on Tuesday