Vote was 93-6. But the other side of the aisle wasn't happy about it.
"Stay and we'll pay," countered Rep. John Murtha (news, bio, voting record), D-Pa., who criticized "the failed policy of this administration" and lamented the lives lost, billions of dollars spent and the bruised U.S. image since the war started. "It's time to redeploy," he said.
Republicans arranged for the debate to culminate in a vote on a resolution that praises U.S. troops, labels the Iraq war part of the larger global fight against terrorism and says an "arbitrary date for the withdrawal or redeployment" of troops is not in the national interest.
Democrats decried the debate as a sham, saying Republicans promised an open discussion but, instead, stacked the deck in their favor by limiting debate to 10 hours and barring any amendments. They also complained that Republicans refused to allow them to present an alternative resolution — though Democrats weren't able to agree on just what to offer.
Emphasis mine. In other words, they couldn't think of a better way to say cut and run, which is what they want to do. All the libs want to make a correlation of Iraq to Vietnam. Here's the one they're hoping everyone will miss, Congress in the 70's defunding our support for South Vietnam after our troops were out. That's what allowed Saigon and the south to fall. Keep watching in the next couple years for the same party to try the same trick again.
Update: Guess which were the 6 voting to run away, run away!
The six Democratic Senators voting no – a vote for withdrawal:
Barbara Boxer of California
Robert Byrd of West Virginia
Russ Feingold of Wisconsin
Tom Harkin of Iowa
Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts
John Kerry of Massachusetts