The House is debating a resolution this week expressing Congress’ disapproval of the President’s escalation of over 20,000 troops. Over 36 hours of debate have been scheduled, allowing every member of the House five minutes to express their views on Iraq and the President’s surge option.
Less than four years into the Vietnam conflict, roughly 3,000 U.S. troops had been killed in action. Over the next eight years, 55,000 more American soldiers died and the conflict ended in defeat for our country.
There are 22,000 protective orders issued by the Virginia courts every year aimed at stemming domestic abuse and violence, and legal experts are concerned that if Question One on the Nov. 7 ballot, the so-called “Marriage Amendment,” passes, thousands of them may be denied in the coming period.
The Bush administration still has its eye on military action against Iran, and is holding out for the impact of its policy in decades ahead.