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Senators Urge Vote Before Liberia Deployment

The chairman of the Senate Armed Forces Committee said on Sunday that the U.S. Congress should vote before any U.S. troops were sent to the war-torn West African country of Liberia. “It’s a presidential decision, but I would say to the Senate leadership and most respectfully to the president, I would want a vote in the Congress before we begin to commit substantial forces into that region,” Sen. John Warner, Republican of Virginia told NBC’s “Meet the Press.” He recalled the disastrous U.S. mission in Somalia a decade ago when 18 troops were killed in a bloody Mogadishu firefight and said President Bush should not take the responsibility alone for again sending troops to Africa. Full Story

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