Tuesday the House of Representatives opens debate on a non-binding resolution expressing disapproval of President Bush's plan to send 21,500 more troops into that conflict.

The debate itself has met opposition from some in Congress. Some have claimed that domestic dissent emboldens America's enemies, while others have said that a non-binding resolution would accomplish nothing.

With such arguments likely to surface today, we've posted a clip of Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSchumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever Senators take fundraising efforts to Nats playoff games Overnight Health Care: Watchdog finds DEA allowed more opioids even as overdose deaths rose | Judge temporarily blocks Georgia abortion law | Three states report more vaping deaths | Dem proposes new fix for surprise medical bills MORE (D-Ill.) explaining why he feels a Congressional debate on Iraq resolutions is necessary. In a Jan. 30 Judiciary Committee hearing, Durbin says a Congressional debate on the war is "evidence of what democracy is all about."