Thursday on a voice vote, the Iowa Senate became the third legislative body in the nation to formally oppose President Bush's plan for a 20,000 troop surge in Iraq.
Senate President Jack Kibbie, a Korean War veteran, floor managed the resolution. "The end of the war has to start somewhere, and stopping President Bush's plan to send in more troops is a beginning," Kibbie said. "This war has lasted too long. Setting aside arguments about how the war started, we accomplished our goals some time ago. There weren't weapons of mass destruction and Saddam Hussein is no longer in power."