“Why I Voted ‘No'” by Senator Barbara Boxer
May 24, 2007, 1:00am

In March and in April I voted for emergency spending legislation that would have fully funded our troops in Iraq, but also changed their mission to a sound one. That mission would have taken our troops out of the middle of a civil war, and put them into a support role, training Iraqi soldiers and police, fighting al Qaeda, and protecting our troops.

By Barbara Boxer