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The Iraq War resolution.....

``Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror,
the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.''

H.L.C.
[GWOT Res.]
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(Original Signature of Member)
109TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION H. RES. 
Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global War on Terror,
the struggle to protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Mr. HYDE submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the
Committee on 
RESOLUTION
Declaring that the United States will prevail in the Global
War on Terror, the struggle to protect freedom from
the terrorist adversary.
Whereas the United States and its allies are engaged in a
Global War on Terror, a long and demanding struggle
against an adversary that is driven by hatred of American
values and that is committed to imposing, by the use
of terror, its repressive ideology throughout the world;
Whereas for the past two decades, terrorists have used violence
in a futile attempt to intimidate the United States;
Whereas it is essential to the security of the American people
and to world security that the United States, together
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with its allies, take the battle to the terrorists and to
those who provide them assistance;
Whereas the Taliban, Al Qaeda, and other terrorists failed to
stop free elections in Afghanistan and the first popularlyelected
President in that nation’s history has taken office;
Whereas the continued determination of Afghanistan, the
United States, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
will be required to sustain a sovereign, free, and secure
Afghanistan;
Whereas the steadfast resolve of the United States and its
partners since September 11, 2001, helped persuade the
government of Libya to surrender its weapons of mass
destruction;
Whereas by early 2003 Saddam Hussein and his criminal,
Ba’athist regime in Iraq, which had supported terrorists,
constituted a threat against global peace and security
and was in violation of mandatory United Nations Security
Council Resolutions;
Whereas the mission of the United States and its Coalition
partners, having removed Saddam Hussein and his regime
from power, is to establish a sovereign, free, secure,
and united Iraq at peace with its neighbors;
Whereas the terrorists have declared Iraq to be the central
front in their war against all who oppose their ideology;
Whereas the Iraqi people, with the help of the United States
and other Coalition partners, have formed a permanent,
representative government under a newly ratified constitution;
Whereas the terrorists seek to destroy the new unity government
because it threatens the terrorists’ aspirations for
Iraq and the broader Middle East;
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Whereas United States Armed Forces, in coordination with
Iraqi security forces and Coalition and other friendly
forces, have scored impressive victories in Iraq including
finding and killing the terrorist leader Abu Musab al-
Zarqawi;
Whereas Iraqi security forces are, over time, taking over from
United States and Coalition forces a growing proportion
of independent operations and increasingly lead the fight
to secure Iraq;
Whereas the United States and Coalition servicemembers and
civilians and the members of the Iraqi security forces and
those assisting them who have made the ultimate sacrifice
or been wounded in Iraq have done so nobly, in the
cause of freedom; and
Whereas the United States and its Coalition partners will
continue to support Iraq as part of the Global War on
Terror: Now, therefore, be it
1 Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
2 (1) honors all those Americans who have taken
3 an active part in the Global War on Terror, whether
4 as first responders protecting the homeland, as
5 servicemembers overseas, as diplomats and intel6
ligence officers, or in other roles;
7 (2) honors the sacrifices of the United States
8 Armed Forces and of partners in the Coalition, and
9 of the Iraqis and Afghans who fight alongside them,
10 especially those who have fallen or been wounded in
11 the struggle, and honors as well the sacrifices of
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1 their families and of others who risk their lives to
2 help defend freedom;
3 (3) declares that it is not in the national secu4
rity interest of the United States to set an arbitrary
5 date for the withdrawal or redeployment of United
6 States Armed Forces from Iraq;
7 (4) declares that the United States is com8
mitted to the completion of the mission to create a
9 sovereign, free, secure, and united Iraq;
10 (5) congratulates Prime Minister Nuri Al-
11 Maliki and the Iraqi people on the courage they have
12 shown by participating, in increasing millions, in the
13 elections of 2005 and on the formation of the first
14 government under Iraq’s new constitution;
15 (6) calls upon the nations of the world to pro16
mote global peace and security by standing with the
17 United States and other Coalition partners to sup18
port the efforts of the Iraqi and Afghan people to
19 live in freedom; and
20 (7) declares that the United States will prevail
21 in the Global War on Terror, the noble struggle to
22 protect freedom from the terrorist adversary.
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3 Comments

This is a wedge issues plain and simple.If I was in Congress I just walk out let the num nuts vote alone on this issue

I been thinking about this since you posted it.How can you still support this.When you don't take care of the wounded and troops.When you send troops back three or four times when you know they have PTSD On Meds like Prozac.When over 21 billion is missing and the President signs a signing statement so you can not find out where it is.When only 49 % of the money to train the Iraqi troops and police has been spent.And they are going to take over for our troops.No I will not Support the Republcans any more.I am Republican but can not deal with half truths no more.When you put troops in harms way you take care of them there and when they come home,And this Republican House,Senate and White House does not.

OMG, OMG wher going to win the war pull out now, so the democraps can win and I get my government cheese and welfare this month!!! You dam Republicans arre gonna cut my food stamps!! Heartless I want my jerry springer to eat my government cheese and vote for Rham, cause he is superman!!! And I am a former republican til I found the advantage of voting democratic and now I got a nice section 8 apartment, free illinois link food stamps and the hope superrham can win the war get gas prices down so I can get my 78' dodge back on the road, and put my bicycle away! Republicans are greedy and like murdering iraqies ,but lets keep abortion legal! remember i am a former republican! but i cant take it anymore I want honest politicians like Rham, and john kerry and Rich Daley and all them honest boys from Chicago!

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