Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Senate overwhelmingly backs Gates for Pentagon

The Senate voted 95-2 to approve President George W. Bush's nominee only 24 hours after Gates won the unanimous endorsement of the Armed Services Committee -- and just as a long-awaited bipartisan report arrived, urging more diplomacy and fewer U.S. troops in Iraq. Only Republicans Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Jim Bunning of Kentucky voted against Gates.


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