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Mike Castle Exposed: 2007 Vote Against Troop Surge

May 9, 2010

In true form, liberal Rep. Mike Castle (R?-DE) voted against the Iraq troop surge.   Once again he sided with the Democrats and against his OWN party and President Bush.  Here is the text of the bill:

This measure expresses the House’s disagreement with President Bush’s planned troop buildup in Iraq. The nonbinding resolution pledges support for U.S. personnel serving “bravely and honorably in Iraq” but says Congress “disapproves” of the president’s plan to add more than 20,000 combat troops. The resolution was approved 246 to 182. Seventeen Republicans joined 229 Democrats in support of the resolution. Two Democrats opposed the measure. While the 95-word resolution has no legal weight to force the president to change his course in Iraq, it marks a first key showdown between the White House and the new Congress controlled by Democrats.

Correct me if I am wrong, but that troop surge worked, right?  That’s what I thought.

Source: http://projects.washingtonpost.com/congress/members/c000243/key-votes/

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  1. May 10, 2010 8:29 pm

    Support the war, but oppose more troops. Moderate thinking leads to failure. You can’t always split the difference. Sometimes you have to lead.

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