Thursday, July 19, 2007

No Sleep 'Til War Vote... A Followup

So what happened with that Senate all-night Iraq war debate? Think Progress did some live-blogging, though it looks like they fell asleep around 12:30am (me, I didn't make it past Sen. Lieberman's ramblings). Talking Points Memo has a highlight (?) reel.

In the end, morning came and "Republicans in the US Senate... blocked a Democratic measure which would have required President George W. Bush to pull most combat troops out of Iraq by the end of April 2008... The Senate voted by 52 to 47 to move to a final vote on the measure, well short of the 60-vote supermajority needed for the bill to proceed."

Talking Points Memo's Greg Sargent notes that all of the GOP Senators who've spoken out against the President and his war policy-- Sens. Coleman, Domenici, Lugar, Sununu, and Warner-- all voted against proceeding with a final vote. Profiles in courage all.

In response, Sen. Reid has withdrawn the Defense Authorization bill until this is resolved.

Finally, Stephen Colbert stayed up with the GOP on Tuesday in a show of solidarity-


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