US House Votes Down Resolution to End Syria Invasion/Occupation


“The House on Tuesday voted down a War Powers Resolution introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) that would order President Biden to withdraw all US troops from Syria within 180 days. The resolution failed in a vote of 103-321, with 56 Democrats and 47 Republicans voting in favor of the bill. … The US insists its presence in Syria is about fighting ISIS remnants, but it is also part of the economic campaign against Damascus. By backing the Kurdish-led SDF in eastern Syria, the US controls about one-third of the country, an area where most of Syria’s oil fields are located.” (03/08/23)