Clear the Calender and Begin the Debate
The Senate GOP’s collapse on Monday and Congressman Murtha’s call today for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq set the stage for a crucial and absolutely necessary debate in both Houses of Congress. Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Frist should clear the calenders and schedule a debate on the Murtha Resolution asap, and spend hours in open session asking what Congressman Murtha’s proposal would mean for Iraq, the region, the wider war on terror and American safety.
The Senate GOP should be particularly grateful to the Pennsylvania Democrat for giving them an opportunity to purge their pratfall from Monday from the record.
Unfortunately, I am betting that too many Members have Thanksgiing plans, plans which it would be inconvenient to disturb.