It looks like there is dissent amongst the GOP ranks Raw Story is reporting:
At least four Republican members of Congress are calling on the House Republican leadership to hold a floor debate on the Iraq war, and are holding a press conference today, RAW STORY has learned.
The GOP members will announce that they would sign H. Res 543, the “discharge petition” that will force a debate on the House floor over the objections of House GOP leadership.
One of the members is Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who famously helped coin the term “Freedom Fries” after US frustration with France surrounding Iraq. Since then, he has become a critic of the handling of the war and has sought greater discussion of the challenges and strategies for winning in Iraq.
Walter Jones is no shock. He is the Republican that supported the Murtha bill but now that more are joining in this could get heated. What is amazing is the fact that after three years, the Republicans are now starting to want to hold a debate. Guess it being an election year has a definite bearing on things.