International Edition
Search Home Page -
CNN Exchange
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
GOP senators opposing troop buildup call stalemate over resolutions 'unacceptable'
WASHINGTON (CNN) Sen. John Warner, R-Virginia, and six other Republican senators who oppose the troop increase in Iraq, sent a letter to Senate Democratic and Republican leaders Wednesday afternoon saying the "current stalemate" over the Iraq resolutions is "unacceptable" and they intend to offer the Levin-Warner resolution "disagreeing" with the increase in troops to future bills coming before the Senate.

"We strongly believe the Senate should be allowed to work its will on our resolution as well as on the concepts brought forward by other senators," Warner said on the Senate floor, reading from the letter. "Monday's procedural vote should not be interpreted as any lessening of our resolve to go forward advocating the concepts" of the resolution.

In addition to Warner, GOP Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Gordon Smith of Oregon, George Voinovich of Ohio, Olympia Snowe of Maine, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, and Norm Coleman of Minnesota all signed the letter.

-- CNN Congressional Producer Ted Barrett
CNN Comment Policy: CNN encourages you to add a comment to this discussion. You may not post any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic or other material that would violate the law. Please note that CNN makes reasonable efforts to review all comments prior to posting and CNN may edit comments for clarity or to keep out questionable or off-topic material. All comments should be relevant to the post and remain respectful of other authors and commenters. By submitting your comment, you hereby give CNN the right, but not the obligation, to post, air, edit, exhibit, telecast, cablecast, webcast, re-use, publish, reproduce, use, license, print, distribute or otherwise use your comment(s) and accompanying personal identifying information via all forms of media now known or hereafter devised, worldwide, in perpetuity. CNN Privacy Statement.
© 2007 Cable News Network.
A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us. Site Map.
Offsite Icon External sites open in new window; not endorsed by
Pipeline Icon Pay service with live and archived video. Learn more
Radio News Icon Download audio news  |  RSS Feed Add RSS headlines