Senator Smith Backs Warner’s Resolution On Iraq War January 24, 2007Posted by notapundit in Congress, Politics, US News.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP)–U.S. Sen. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., has thrown his weight behind a nonbinding resolution, building on his earlier calls for a change of course in the Iraq war.
The resolution rejects President George W. Bush’s proposal to increase U.S. troop presence in Iraq.
Smith is a co-sponsor of the resolution offered by U.S. Sen. John Warner, R-Va. It is just the latest sign that the once-unified Republican front on the war is splintering. Polls show rising public disenchantment with the conflict.
In an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, Smith said he felt the war had changed far beyond “what we authorized.” He says it places U.S. troops at risk amid a sectarian war rooted in political and religious conflicts.