His compromise resolution, worked out with Republican Senator John Warner, is "a mistake," says Sen. Feingold. (Read his blog here.)
Feingold rightly points out that,
"It rejects the surge, but it also misunderstands the situation in Iraq and endorses the President’s underlying approach. It’s basically a back-door authorization of the President’s misguided policies, and passing it would be a big mistake. Under the guise of constructive criticism, the Warner-Levin resolution signs off on the President continuing indefinite military operations in Iraq that will not address the fundamental political challenges in Iraq, and that continue to distract us from developing a comprehensive and global approach to the threats that face our nation."
Now is the time to contact Senators Feingold and Kohl and tell them to not just oppose this resolution, but push for passage of Bring the Troops Home and Iraq Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2007 and the bi-partisan, H. R. 645, the Comprehensive Strategy for Iraq Act of 2007.
With new reports that say the "surge" could be up to 50,000 and that the Decider will strike Iran soon, it's time to light a fire under these Democrats whose new power comes straight from the anti-war vote.
They can't continue this silly badminton game while the Decider is playing at World Wrestling Smack-Down.