Council for a Livable World today hailed Ned Lamont’s victory in Connecticut against incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman “as a triumph for opponents of the Iraq war who favor a balanced national security policy that focuses on terrorism rather than a failed policy.”
The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation today praised Republican Senators for urging direct diplomacy with North Korea, while criticizing remarks made last week by prominent former defense officials that encouraged a preemptive strike on a North Korean long-range missile before it could be launched.
Six months ago, there was only one Senator willing to call for redeployment of American combat forces out of Iraq, Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold. Today 39 Senators — including one Republican — voted to begin a troop drawdown in 2006 and 13 voted to complete the process by 2007.
During its consideration of the fiscal year 2007 Defense Appropriations bill yesterday, the King amendment to take out Murthaâ€™s language barring any basing rights agreement between the United States and Iraq failed by a 50 â€“ 376 vote.