Again, Congressional Politics Prevents Any Meaningful Action on Iraq

McArthur, Shirl
September 2007
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 26 Issue 7, p26
The author criticizes the leaderships of the Democratic and Republican parties in the U.S. Senate for their failure to find a compromise to change the hard-line strategy of President George W. Bush in the Iraq War. An overview of the efforts of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and most Senate Democrats to insist on stringent deadlines for withdrawal from Iraq is presented. Information is presented on the two Middle East-related amendments passed by the U.S. House.


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