The House began debating the Iraq War today. The anti-escalation resolution is under discussion now on the floor and will be for the rest of the week.
The Republicans in the House don't want to talk about Iraq. In fact, Think Progress posted a leaked letter from top Republicans advising their colleagues to avoid talking about Iraq:
The debate should not be about the surge or its details. This debate should not even be about the Iraq war to date, mistakes that have been made, or whether we can, or cannot, win militarily.Democrats, like Patrick Murphy who served in Iraq, do want to talk about Iraq and how to stop the escalation. Murphy gave a powerful speech on the House floor today -- and with Murphy on the other side, it's no wonder the GOP wants to avoid the debate: