Republicans block a democratic attempt to stop sending troops to Iraq.
The Washington post article
Spoke of numbers clearer than the AP article in the Boston Globe
"Seventeen Republicans joined all but two House Democrats to vote for the resolution disapproving of Bush's decision to send more than 20,000 additional troops to Iraq. The vote is the first time Congress has gone on record opposing the way the president is conducting the war in Iraq."
I had trouble understanding this because Of the "all BUT two." It passed me by while reading it, but in the Washington Post it said
"The vote in the House on Friday was 246-182, with 17 Republicans breaking ranks to support the measure and two Democrats voting in opposition."
This made it clear who voted on what and separated the two parties with AND to make it clearer.
I've also seen the number 21,500 so many times that I think it is unnecassary to say more than 20,000 to make it clearer. i think it is already clear.