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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

U.S. Democrats to fund Iraq war with no pullout date


$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.

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  • The president *is* the Commander in Chief.

    Congress screwed up on a number of counts, then and now. We're not actually in a war because Congress never declared war. They sort of ceded that power to the President. In fact, when is the last war we were in? Would it surprise you to know it was WW2? Congress has not been doing its job.

    Defunding the occupation of Iraq... ugh... I'm not sure how I feel about that. I'd rather that Congress stopped pussyfooting around and just start the impeachment process, first for Cheney and then for Bush (Cheney must go first otherwise you get him in the oval office after Bush is out). I believe we had enough dirt on Clinton to impeach him, and the dirt on Bush is much more severe.

    The Dems didn't give a wet fart about making a difference in Iraq. They just wanted to be back in power to get all of their precious entitlement programs funded again, raise taxes, and the other silly things they do (the Republicans have their own silly games which are getting harder and harder to tell apart from the games the Democrats play)

    By Blogger viridari, at 3:08 PM  

  • Summed up simply:

    Dems say:
    We're not gonna leave 'em high and dry,
    Instead, we're gonna leave 'em there to die.

    It's a pretty sick way to say you support the troops.

    I do think it's naive to suggest that we can actually pull every single one of our troops out of Iraq in the near future as a sound course of action. However, I hoped that the loud chorus to get us out of Iraq would at least result in a compromise that would get most of our men and women out of there within a year or two.

    That the Democrats decided that their compromise would be to make Bush report back to them and to give the Iraqis some benchmarks that Bush doesn't even have to go along with, it just makes me sick.

    By Blogger toastie, at 4:00 PM  

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