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Hagel Joins Dems In Opposing Escalation

Senators Levin, Biden and Hagel addressed the media yesterday announcing that they've agreed on a bipartisan resolution opposing the Presidents tr

msnbc-hagelbiden.jpgSenators Levin, Biden and Hagel addressed the media yesterday announcing that they've agreed on a bipartisan resolution opposing the Presidents troop surge.

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From The Seattle Times :

A group of senators, including a Republican war critic, announced agreement today on a resolution opposing President Bush's 21,500 troop build up in Iraq, setting up a major clash between the White House and Congress over the war.

The non-binding resolution, which was also gaining interest from a second key Republican, would symbolically put the Senate on record as saying the U.S. commitment in Iraq "can only be sustained" with popular support among the American public and in Congress.

"I will do everything I can to stop the president's policy as he outlined it Wednesday night," said Sen. Chuck Hagel, a Nebraska Republican and potential 2008 presidential candidate, who joined Democrats at a press conference. "I think it is dangerously irresponsible," Hagel said.

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