In Never Said Republicans Were Stupid

A funny day in Congress. The Democrats in the House proposed a resolution that the U.S. remove troops from Iraq "at the earliest practicable date." The Republicans came up with an interesting plan. They proposed an alternative amendment, that required a vote, that read: "It is the sense of the House of Representatives that the deployment of United States forces in Iraq be terminated immediately." Say what? The point was that the Republicans wanted to force the Democrats to vote on the alternative. Most of the Dems, of course, couldn't support such a drastic measure. Kind of a "put up or shut up" proposal. Genius.