US Democrats seek to limit Iraq war authorization

US Senate Democrats pledged renewed efforts to curtail the Iraq war, a day after falling short during a vote on symbolic resolution, suggesting they will seek to limit a 2002 measure authorizing President George W. Bush's use of force against Saddam Hussein. The top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Sunday that the proposal had little chance of succeeding. "I think the president would veto it and the veto would be upheld," Senator Richard Lugar said. The House of Representatives on Friday passed a symbolic measure stating opposition to Bush's decision to send 21,500 more troops to Iraq.