Dodd: Non-Binding Resolution Has No Teeth

As Iraq becomes a focal point in the Senate, Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) has positioned himself to the left of other Democrats. At the Democratic National Committee's winter meeting last Friday, Dodd condemned the possibility of a non-binding resolution on the war, saying, "Frankly I am disappointed that we can't find a way to do more than send a meaningless message to the White House."

Resolution S. 470 is a compromise between two proposals made by Senators John Warner (R-Va.) and Carl Levin (D-Mich.). The resolution expresses the Senate's disagreement with White House policy in Iraq.

Dodd, who wants to withdraw troops if elected, says he doesn't think the measure is strong enough. "I don't believe spending a week debating a non-binding resolution is the change that America voted for" in the November elections, Dodd said.

Below is a video of Dodd's speech.