As the House continues their speechifying on the escalation, and the Senate Democrats rub their bruised egos from the Republican and Lieberman parliamentary gamesmanship preventing a vote, states have taken it upon themselves to (wait for it....gasp!) represent their constituency and speak out in a manner not seen inside the Beltway:
On Thursday, February 15, the Iowa Senate approved, on a voice vote, a resolution in opposition to President Bush's surge in Iraq. Iowa is the third state in the nation to pass such a resolution.
At this point, there's no indication that these resolutions will fall on anything but deaf ears, but there's no denying that a momentum is growing that will hopefully pull those in Washington from their inertia into doing something to stop the war machine.
BREAKING UPDATE: Harry Reid has called a Saturday Senate vote to condemn the escalation:
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) this afternoon announced that the Senate would take a rare Saturday vote on whether to consider the House resolution, which is expected to pass that chamber Friday, with some Republican support.
If the Saturday vote succeeds, Reid said he may cancel the upcoming week-long recess, scrambling campaign plans for at least six presidential candidates.