Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Congress Of Cowards Strikes Again...

House Passes $50 Billion Iraq War Funding Bill

House Democrats pushed through a $50 billion (euro34 billion) Iraq war bill that would require President George W. Bush to start bringing troops home in coming weeks with a goal of ending combat by December 2008.

The legislation, passed 218-203 on Wednesday night, was largely a symbolic jab at Bush, who already has begun reducing force levels but opposes a congressionally mandated timetable on the war. And while the measure was unlikely to pass in the Senate — let alone overcome a presidential veto — Democrats said they wanted voters to know they were not giving up.

"The fact is, we can no longer sustain the military deployment in Iraq," said Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. "Staying there in the manner that we are there is no longer an option."
The White House pledged to veto the bill, and Republicans said they would back the president.

"These votes, like the dozens of previous failed votes, put the interests of radical interest groups ahead of the needs of our military and their mission," an administration statement said.



Blogger CHOMP said...

No country can run a war by saying, "Oops! The war is over. We ran out of money."

And...I would always let the enemy know when I was bringing the troops home. Big HEE HAW for Al Qaida. They just need to sit back and watch the tele until the troops leave, then begin the slaughter of their own people.

Thank you U.S. Congress, I think??????

6:45 AM  
Blogger FairestWitness said...

More exercises in futility from our incompetent Democratically-controlled Congress. They are wasting their time and ours. Why don't they just get with the program and do their jobs? Complete nincompoops!

7:21 AM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

They only want to pay for our defeat!

12:05 PM  

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