…. for an Iraq pullout. MSNBC has the headline up. I’ll have a link as soon as I find one. Here’s the only one I’ve found so far, and it’s very brief.
ABC News’ homepage reads:
AFTER AN ALL-NIGHT DEBATE, SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE BLOCKED A DEMOCRATIC EFFORT TO REMOVE AMERICAN COMBAT TROOPS FROM IRAQ BY THE END OF APRIL 2008 BY A VOTE OF 52 TO 47
(All caps theirs)
Update: Here’s a more comprehensive link:
WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Wednesday scuttled a Democratic proposal ordering troop withdrawals from Iraq in a showdown that capped an all-night debate on the war.
The 52-47 vote fell short of the 60 votes needed to cut off debate under Senate rules. It was a sound defeat for Democrats who say the U.S. military campaign, in its fifth year and requiring 158,000 troops, cannot tame the sectarian violence in Iraq.
“The amendment tells our enemies when they can take over in Iraq,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.
The bill “is the wrong approach at the wrong time,” he added.
“We have to get us out of a middle of a civil war” said Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del. A political solution must be found “so when we leave Iraq, we don’t just send our children home, we don’t have to send our grandchildren back.”
I’m sure outraged reactions are forthcoming from the usual suspects.