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The Senate is debating the Levin-Reed Amendment to the defense appropriations bill which requires redeployment of troops out of Iraq within 120 days of enactment.

Harry Reid has requested a standard simple majority vote on the Levin-Reed Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill.

The text of the amendment is here: S. 2766. (PDF)

The Republicans are filibustering and Harry Reid says that they have to actually debate in this filibuster rather than simply voting on cloture to quash the effort to get an up or down simple majority vote.

So thirty hours of debate is the order of the day, night and day again.

This is not political theater.  This is democracy, folks, and had we done this before we went into Iraq we might have avoided this fiasco.

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    The text of the amendment is here: S. 2766. (PDF)

    The Republicans are filibustering and Harry Reid says that they have to actually debate in this filibuster rather than simply voting on cloture to quash the effort to get an up or down simple majority vote.

    So thirty hours of debate is the order of the day, night and day again.

    This is not political theater.  This is democracy, folks, and had we done this before we went into Iraq we might have avoided this fiasco.

    Originally posted to RockRichard on Tue Jul 17, 2007 at 11:33 PM PDT.

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