Many breathed a sigh of relief when the Iraqi government approved a U.S. troop withdrawal pact last week, roughly validating the timeline set out by President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOvernight Energy: Dems ask Pruitt to justify first-class travel | Obama EPA chief says reg rollback won't stand | Ex-adviser expects Trump to eventually rejoin Paris accord Overnight Regulation: Trump to take steps to ban bump stocks | Trump eases rules on insurance sold outside of ObamaCare | FCC to officially rescind net neutrality Thursday | Obama EPA chief: Reg rollback won't stand Ex-US ambassador: Mueller is the one who is tough on Russia MORE during the 2008 campaign, but a handful of anti-war representatives are maintaining their opposition to the pact.

A bill expressing disapproval of the deal was put forth yesterday by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who leads the House Progressive Caucus, along with five of her fellow caucus members and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).

Lee and other anti-war Democrats have long opposed the negotiating process for the security pact, alleging that any deal would amount to a treaty, and that the Bush administration sought to circumvent Congress's constitutional authority to ratify it. The new bill levels that same charge at the newly approved agreement, which would see all U.S. troops withdraw from Iraq by the end of 20111.

Some opposition to the pact may have withered: