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  Congress could sever Iraq funding, Salazar says
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Last EditedRP  Sep 17, 2007 06:41pm
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MediaNewspaper - Denver Post
News DateMonday, September 17, 2007 08:40:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionCongress should look at cutting off funding for the Iraq war if Senate efforts to change the role of U.S. troops in the battlefield fail, Sen. Ken Salazar said today.

Salazar, a Colorado Democrat, previously has not supported Congress using its ability to stop war payments in order to force President Bush to change direction.

While in Iraq over the weekend, Salazar said, some servicemen and women told him that they wanted Congress to cut off funding.

Salazar said he would only support it, however, under certain conditions.

"If we cannot work with the White House and with our Republican colleagues to develop legislation that will have our effort in Iraq move forward in a new defined mission, then I think we need to look at other possibilities," Salazar said in a conference call with reporters.

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