Update: Democrats consider a next move

“Senate Democrats May Seek Measure Altering Iraq Role (Update2)”
By Shobhana Chandra

Feb. 18 (Bloomberg) — Senate Democrats may consider a new resolution that would redefine the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq, said Senators Carl Levin of Michigan and Joseph Biden of Delaware.

Such a measure would modify the Senate’s 2002 resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to use force in Iraq, Levin, the Democratic chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and Biden, who heads the Foreign Relations Committee, said in separate television interviews today.

“We authorized him going to Iraq and we can modify that authorization,” Levin said on the “Fox News Sunday” program. He said the Senate could vote to “limit the mission of American troops to a support mission instead of a combat mission.”

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