McCain's support-the-Bush Iraq resolution

One of the resolutions that Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to like better than the bipartisan Warner-Levin bill opposing the escalation of the Iraq war, was the measure put forth by Senator John McCain (R-AZ).

But the effort by the Republican presidential favorite is like the "Seinfeld" of legislation -- it's sort of a resolution about nothing.

The McCain measure (S. Res. 70) says all the usual "whereas" stuff at the beginning…. Whereas we have 137,000 troops in Iraq, whereas we support them, whereas a failed Iraqi state would be a bad thing, whereas Baghdad must be secure, whereas the Iraqi political leaders must show progress in making things work, yada, yada, yada.

But then you get to the part of what the Senate would resolve if approving McCain's resolution and the rubber really misses the road:


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