House begins historic debate on Iraq war
By ANNE FLAHERTY
Almost four years into the Iraq war, the House began a historic and emotional debate Tuesday on whether President Bush’s decision to add more U.S. troops to the bloody conflict is a mistake that has to be reversed.
Democrats won control of Congress in last November’s elections and were determined to pass a resolution disapproving of the president’s decision to deploy more than 20,000 additional combat troops
“This is the debate that many of us have yearned for for four years,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y.