At Last — Something Non Non-Binding

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Determined to challenge President Bush, Senate Democrats are drafting legislation to limit the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq, effectively revoking the broad authority Congress granted in 2002, officials said Thursday.

While these officials said the precise wording of the measure remains unsettled, one draft would restrict American troops in Iraq to combating al-Qaida, training Iraqi army and police forces, maintaining Iraq’s territorial integrity, and otherwise proceeding with the withdrawal of combat forces.

Realistically, this doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of passing, seeing as how the Senate cannot pass a non-binding resolution.  And certainly, it will cause a lot of wingnuts to claim how Democrats are all terrorist sympahtizers blah blah blah.

But it’s still the right thing to do.  Iraq is a cesspool, and our continued involvement there only makes the threat of terrorism worse.  Throwing good bodies after bad is not good policy.  Time to redeploy the troops to places where real threats to America actually exist.

More details on the bill here.