This is more a symbolic thing than anything. To be enacted into law, the Senate would have to pass a similar law, then the House and Senate would hammer out a compromise that both Houses would then have to approve. Presumably, however, W. would veto it. A 2/3's majority would be required to override the veto-- an unlikely scenario.
Yet, Republicans had something to say about this all. They said the measure amounted to "micromanaging the war."
Damn, I hadn't seen it that way. I stand corrected.
And what's more, I'm going to apply their logic to other parts of my life.
- Next time I am stopped by a police officer for speeding, or some other infraction, I am going to object to his ticket on the grounds that he is trying to micromanage traffic.
- I'm going to start overdrawing my checking account, and when the bank charges me, I'm going to demand a refund of my overdraft charges on grounds that they are trying to micromanage my bank account.
- I'm going to stop paying my bills; when the utility companies and my landlord object, I'm going to tell them they are trying to micromanage my finances.
- I'm going to start coming in to work whenever I please. When my boss objects to this, I am going to tell him that he is trying to micromanage my job.
What are you going to do in your part of the Republican War on Micromanagement?