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House's Iraq Resolution Seeks to Walk Fine Line

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House's Iraq Resolution Seeks to Walk Fine Line

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House's Iraq Resolution Seeks to Walk Fine Line

House's Iraq Resolution Seeks to Walk Fine Line

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Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives unveil the language of the Iraq resolution they will debate for the rest of the week. The resolution takes a two-pronged approach as it seeks to support U.S. military forces in Iraq while also opposing President Bush's plan to increase troop levels in the country by 20,000.

The nonbinding resolution does not go so far as to cut off funding for troops. While cutting off funding has support among many in the Democrats' progressive wing, more conservative Democrats fear it would be seen as anti-military.

The House resolution is expected to draw significant Republican support.