17 March 2011

House vote today on Afghanistan troop withdrawal

Today the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on a H.CON.RES.28, a resolution requiring the withdrawal of all U.S. military troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2011.

As the Los Angeles Times explains, the measure "is designed to appeal to the fiscal conservatism that has dominated the Republican agenda since the start of the year."

But, while some are calling it a "bipartisan" resolution, there are only two Republican co-sponsors, one of whom is libertarian Ron Paul. (The other is Walter Jones (NC).)

I'm pretty certain that the remainder of the Republican House majority won't go for it.

But it's worth trying, if only to get their votes on record in favor of continuing to spend billions of dollars on that war even as they complain about the deficit.

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