Even with the two paragraphs deleted, Mr. Webb voted against the resolution. So did a number of other Democrats who are among the harshest critics of the Bush administration’s handling of the war. The measure passed by a vote of 76 to 22.
Among those voting against it was Senator Joseoh F. Biden, Jr., Democrat of Delaware, and chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, who said he feared that the administration could use the measure to justify military action against Iran. NY Times
Iraq is becoming a "side show." Iran is the thing. It was a good idea to take the two offending paragraphs out of the draft resolution but the designation of the IRGC, a major agency of the Iranian governent as a terrorist and therefore criminal organization is clearly a step on the road to war.
Governments which willfuly maintain and harbor within them criminal groups must inevitably be seen as criminal themselves.
As Senator Webb asked in floor debate, "What do we do with terrorist organizations?"
Reid and Clinton voted for this? Bush/Cheney and the Flatheads can now justify any action against Iran, and they can do it without further resort to Congress.
How is this effectively different from the resolutions passed in 2002 which gave Bush the authorities which he is still using?" pl