$100 billion to get us through September. Six freakin' billion dollars a week pissed down the drains of Iraq and Afghanistan because the Democratic leadership is afraid of the weakest, most incompetent, most reviled president in the history of the United States.
No wonder so many people see no differences between the parties.
UPDATE: Via Greg Sargent, Senator Harry Reid's (D-NV) comments on why this is not a bad thing:
QUESTION: How about exit dates and timelines or withdrawal strategies or language in the bill? Isn't that a significant concession by your side?
REID: First of all, it hasn't been determined what we're going to have in that. But keep in mind the progress that we have made. Even the Republicans now have timelines. Remember, they wouldn't accept our timelines in the bill that was vetoed? And they're talking now about a plan B, which basically is what was in the vetoed bill. So I think we have to look at the progress that has been made. We now have the timeline that the Republicans have set, and that's this September. And that's the very least. And then, as I've indicated, the defense authorization, we're going to start right where we've left off with this bill, continuing our push to change direction in the war in Iraq. And now we're being joined by Republicans.
Umm, how many ways do i know to say bullshit?
This does nothing to bring our troops home, does nothing to make the US safer, does nothing to inspire people to vote Democratic in the 2008 elections.
Jesus Christ, Harry. The people know that this war is the stupidest, most dangerous foreign policy mistake the US has ever been involved in. We know it can't end well, and the longer it takes to end it, the worse the results are going to be. You had a chance to take a big step, and you bailed.
We don't care if you're being joined by Republicans. We care if you stand up for doing the right thing.