Iraq Accountability Act Passes

Tonight, the House passed the Iraq Accountability Act reported out of conference committee, 218-208. The bill is grounded in the realities of the war in Iraq, recognizes the strain that this war is placing on our military, recognizes the urgency to hold the Iraqi government accountable, and honors our commitment to our veterans, instead of the failure to meet those commitments that exists now.

Rep. John Murtha closed the debate for House Democrats:

Rep. Murtha:
“We have an accountability bill. This is called the Iraq Accountability Bill. This war has been so mismanaged that we have have the responsibility to force the White House to be accountable. The policy is not set by the military. The policy is set by the White House. We have to hold the White House accountable for the mistakes that they have made.”