Lieberman Offers Resolution On Iraq

Lieberman Submits Resolution on Reconstruction of Iraq
Joe Lieberman has been a supporter of removing Saddam from the beginning, but I’m not entirely sure what this resolution will do. I hope in passing it the Senators will be committing themselves to funding the reconstruction of Iraq to the extent it’s needed and can’t be covered by oil revenue.

Senator Joseph Lieberman (Democrat of Connecticut) has introduced a resolution into the Senate on how the United States should proceed to reconstruct Iraq, if the U.S. resorts to military action to remove Saddam Hussein from power.

Lieberman, the Democratic Party’s 2000 nominee for Vice President, and a declared candidate for the party’s 2004 Presidential nomination, submitted Senate Joint Resolution 6 (S.J. Res. 6) to the Senate February 13. The proposed resolution also calls for the United States to undertake sweeping initiatives to resolve long-standing disputes in the Middle East such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Syrian government’s support for terrorist organizations.

S. J. Res. 6 was referred to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for further action.

The proposed resolution urges the Bush administration to develop a plan “to reconstitute security, law, and justice institutions in Iraq and to restore to Iraqis the responsibility for managing their own affairs as quickly as is practicable.”

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