Amending the Supplemental
Pending are amendments that Senator Biden has crafted on Darfur (finance the AU mission and any transition to a UN force) and Iraq. The latter says:
"It is the sense of Congress that
* the United States should not establish permanent military bases in Iraq;
* the United States should not exercise control over Iraq's natural resources."
The Iraq amendments come none too soon as some members seem to be considering leaving 20,000-30,000 U.S. troops "over the horizon" --in Kurdish-dominated northern Iraq. That not only isn't over the horizon, it opens the door and windows to civil war and the disintegration of Iraq as a single nation.