The five-year anniversary of the congressional resolution to authorize the Iraq war is less than three weeks away, and prospects for legislation by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and others to revoke that authority have dissipated in the face of stiff opposition within the Senate Democratic Caucus.
The issue of de-authorization has been fodder along the presidential campaign trail, but has been largely ignored in the halls of Congress, where senior Democrats argue it would do little to change the conduct of the war.
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