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A FILBUSTER TO END THE WAR?? Senator Sherrod Brown to the Front, Please… | September 27, 2007

DO DEMS HAVE THE SPINE??

My friend Neal sent me a link to an article that addresses a question I have had for sometime about the vote situation in the US Senate regarding the war in Iraq. John Walsh from Counterpunch asks, if the Republicans can threaten use of the filibuster to prevent anti war legislation from passing :” it takes 60 votes to continue debate but by the same token it only takes 41 to terminate a debate–and then the bill is dead. So why not filibuster Bush’s forthcoming spending supplemental?

Last week I wrote Sherrod Brown and asked him the same question. As a stalwart anti-war Congressman and Senator, Brown should stand up get the ball rolling. It only takes one Senator with courage and solid beliefs to start a filibuster. Is he the one??

Senator Sherrod Brown (D- OH)   202-228-6321 http://brown.senate.gov/contact/

Read Walsh’s whole article @ http://www.counterpunch.org/walsh09222007.html

Yesterday. the Senate passed   S.Amdt. 3017  by a vote of 76-22. The amnedment,  offered by Senator’s  Lieberman & Kyl  is a back door attempt to set the conditions for war with Iran. Glad to note that Ohio Senator Brown was one of 22 courageous solons who stood against this blatant attempt at  war mongering…too bad the same can’t be said of other “leading” Dems, including Ms Hillary.

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