Democrats are Causing a Stir-Up in the House and Senate
By Diane White
The White House announced Friday; it will oppose legislation created by Democrats that would challenge the authority of Pres. Bush, to make decisions about the situation in Iraq.
The exact wording of the legislation has been debated among Democrats themselves, according to the AP. Versions vary in focus from: restricting the troops to fighting only al-Qaida, training the Iraqi army and police forces, and maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity, according to CBS.
The explicit message is clear; Democrats want to see the troops withdrawn from combat forces.
Their main argument according to the BBC, is based on the fact that Saddam Hussein is dead, and weapons of mass destruction were never found in Iraq. And therefore, the president no longer has the same authority that was issued to him when the war began.