Colorado Democrats Vote To Surrender
To political expediency:
The four Democratic Members of the House of Representatives from Colorado voted in favor of a bill that would require troops to be withdrawn from Iraq within 120 days.Colorado's surrendercrats are waving the white flag (they believe on behalf of the troops).
The bill, which is called the Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act, also sets a pullout date of April 1, 2008.
The measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September.
"The security situation in Iraq remains complex and extremely challenging," the administration report concluded. The economic picture is uneven, it added, and the government has not yet enacted vital political reconciliation legislation.
Representatives Ed Perlmutter, Diana DeGette, John Salazar and Mark Udall voted for the measure. The two Republican representatives from Colorado who voted against the bill are Representatives Marilyn Musgrave and Doug Lamborn. Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo from Littleton did not vote.