Democrats have been clear about the strategy behind their Iraq resolution: they’ve described it as a "slow-bleed," and a way of tying the hands of the Commander in Chief. They want to vote in favor of meaningless proposition but not for funding of our armed services.

How can they say that they are voting in favor of our troops, unless they pledge to support them with the funds and reinforcements they need? A vote in support of the troops that is silent on the question of funds is an attempt to have it both ways.

I want an open and honest debate, and not political posturing. I was sent here to take action, not waste time on non-binding and empty resolutions.