Gravel: Make the War a Felony

Bill Scher

The presidential debate led with Iraq, with much of the discussion tracking what we already heard at the MoveOn.org Town Hall.

Except for former Sen. Mike Gravel, who proposed legislation “making it a felony to stay there,” telling the current congresspeople on the stage, “I’ll give you the text of it.”

As far as the tactical considerations, Gravel said, “Let ‘em filibuster it, and let [Sen. Harry] Reid call [it] up … every day to have a cloture vote. And let the American people see clearly who’s keeping the war going, and who’s not.”

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