President Bush asked Congress yesterday for sweeping, unlimited authority to use “all means he determines to be appropriate, including force” to topple the Iraqi government.
The Senate’s Democratic majority leader, Tom Daschle of South Dakota, said: “We don’t want to be a rubber stamp, but we do want to be helpful and we want to be supportive.” He said, “it is my strong desire, as I’ve noted now on several occasions, to work on one resolution, to have a bipartisan resolution that would be taken up in both the House and the Senate.”
Well, many people aren’t pleased with the Democratic leader’s response. Protesters paid a visit to Daschle’s home in Washington, D.C. this morning.
- Medea Benjamin, Global Exchange activist.