Resolution For No More Troops In Iraq

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate today passed a resolution taking a stand against sending any more U-S troops to Iraq.

The non-binding resolution passed on a voice vote without any opposition or even questions. No Republican senators spoke in favor of President Bush's Iraq policy.

The resolution sponsored by Chicago Democrat Rickey Hendon commends American troops but also says the war has been expensive and that sectarian violence is increasing in Iraq.

It takes a stand against deepening military involvement in Iraq -- particularly against escalating American forces there.

Republican Senator Dan Rutherford says the resolution was so general that even supporters of the president's policy had no reason to oppose it.

Other Republicans said the measure passed before they even realized what it said.


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