Post by Y***@Jurgis.net
On Thu, 26 Apr 2012 11:11:16 -0500, George Kerby
Post by George Kerby
Keeping a straight face was really hard for bush when he said Iraq had
"tons of WMD"
Why do you say that? Because your fellow progressives have trained you
to believe that?
Senate Vote to Authorize War Shadows Clinton
An authorization by Congress was sought by President George W. Bush
soon after his September 12, 2002, statement before the U.N. General
Assembly asking for quick action by the Security Council in enforcing
the resolutions against Iraq.
Of the legislation introduced by Congress in response to President
Bush's requests, S.J.Res. 45 sponsored by Sen. Daschle & Sen. Lott
was based on the original White House proposal authorizing the use of
force in Iraq, H.J.Res. 114 sponsored by Rep. Hastert & Rep. Gephardt
and the substantially similar S.J.Res. 46 sponsored by Sen. Lieberman
were modified proposals. H.J.Res. 110 sponsored by Rep. Hastings was a
separate proposal never considered on the floor. Eventually, the
Hastert-Gephardt proposal became the legislation Congress focused on.
Introduced in Congress on October 2, 2002, in conjunction with the
Administration's proposals, H.J.Res. 114 passed the House of
Representatives on Thursday afternoon at 3:05 p.m. EDT on October 10,
2002, by a vote of 296-133, and passed the Senate after midnight
early Friday morning, at 12:50 a.m. EDT on October 11, 2002, by a vote
of 77-23. It was signed into law as Pub.L. 107-243 by President
Bush on October 16, 2002.
United States House of Representatives
Party Ayes Nays PRES No Vote
Republican 215 6 0 2
Democratic 82 126 0 1
Independent 0 1 0 0
TOTALS 297 133 0 3
126 (61%) of 208 Democratic Representatives voted against the
6 (<3%) of 223 Republican Representatives voted against the
resolution: Reps. Duncan (R-TN), Hostettler (R-IN), Houghton (R-NY),
Leach (R-IA), Morella (R-MD), Paul (R-TX).
The only Independent Representative voted against the resolution: Rep.
Reps. Ortiz (D-TX), Roukema (R-NJ), and Stump (R-AZ) did not vote on
United States Senate
Party Ayes Nays No Vote
Republican 48 1 0
Democratic 29 21 0
Independent 0 1 0
TOTALS 77 23 0
21 (42%) of 50 Democratic senators voted against the resolution: Sens.
Akaka (D-HI), Bingaman (D-NM), Boxer (D-CA), Byrd (D-WV), Conrad (D-
ND), Corzine (D-NJ), Dayton (D-MN), Durbin (D-IL), Feingold (D-WI),
Graham (D-FL), Inouye (D-HI), Kennedy (D-MA), Leahy (D-VT), Levin (D-
MI), Mikulski (D-MD), Murray (D-WA), Reed (D-RI), Sarbanes (D-MD),
Stabenow (D-MI), Wellstone (D-MN), and Wyden (D-OR).
1 (2%) of 49 Republican senators voted against the resolution: Sen.
The only Independent senator voted against the resolution: Sen.