King Introduces Iraq Resolution Alternative
Thursday, February 08, 2007
For Immediate Release
|Representative Steve King
5th Congressional District of Iowa
|February 8, 2007|
|KING INTRODUCES IRAQ RESOLUTION ALTERNATIVE|
Washington, D.C.— U.S. Congressman Steve King (IA-05) authored and introduced a resolution today to show Congressional support for the troops, victory in Iraq and the global War on Terror.
Thirteen of King’s colleagues cosponsored his resolution, which supports victory in Iraq and the commanders and troops on the ground who will carry out the new Iraq strategy. King offered his resolution as an alternative to measures to prematurely withdraw American troops from Iraq.
Last month President Bush announced a new strategy for Iraq that calls for the addition of 21,500 combat troops to the American force in Iraq to help quell sectarian violence in and around Baghdad. Although the Constitution clearly delegates the responsibility of determining the strategy for war to the president as Commander in Chief, Congressional Democrats have called for the passage of non-binding and binding measures aimed at undercutting the President’s new plan and undermining his constitutional responsibilities as Commander in Chief.
“Contrary to what the mainstream media will cover, many Members of the House support our troops, our Commander in Chief, and this battle in the overall War on Terror,” said King. “We encourage and support the President’s new strategy in Iraq. This resolution highlights the importance of success in this historic fight for the safety and security of the American people and the preservation of the American way of life.”