Towns take up debate on Guard resolution

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If early town meetings are any indication, Vermont’s reaction to a resolution involving the Iraq war will be passionate and varied. On Saturday, Westminster voted for the resolution, Starksboro decided it to table it and Thetford spent an hour discussing and amending it.

The resolution calls for the Legislature to establish a commission to study the effect on Vermont of numerous National Guard deployments. It also asks the congressional delegation to work to restore a proper balance between the states and the federal government over National Guard units and requests President Bush to withdraw the U.S. military from Iraq.

Fifty-two towns will vote on the item.

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