Iraq Vote Significant in Defining Congress' Role

Historically this is very significant. Sadly, Congress does not assert its responsibilities nearly as often as it should in foreign policy, and particularly where war is concerned. So to have a significant majority of the House—almost all of one party and a sizeable chunk of the president’s own party—register strong disagreement with a major decision of this sort is really quite significant.

It doesn’t end here. We will, I hope, move on to further legislation, but this is a very significant vote. I know the Republicans tried to mock it by saying, “Oh, well, it’s not important because it’s non-binding

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