May 15, 2007
In yet another anti-war move by Democrat Senate leader, Harry Reid, comes the effort to set litmus tests by proposing and cosponsoring two Iraq redeployment amendments to the water-resources bill.
Says Reid, “As badly as we all recognize we need to get a bill to conference, we’ve not on this side of the aisle … lost sight of the fact that the American people have concluded the president’s Iraq policy has failed.”
Other than the slim margin of wins in last November’s election, what is this based on, surveys of 900 people? And they say Bush is in a bubble?
Democrats Feingold and Dodd are pushing for a vote on tougher withdrawal language as an amendment to the Senate’s next supplemental. Reid hopes to head that off. Why, I don’t know.
If Democrats are so convinced how wrong the war is and that we need to withdraw, they have the constitutional power and responsibility to just vote to cut off funds for it, forcing their desired effect and taking all responsibility for what happens after.
That is what they don’t want to do, accept any responsibility for the outcome. The goal is to make a shambles of the war and point fingers at Bush and Republicans for failure.
To power mad Democrats, it is always about their next election and grabbing power, the good of the country is secondary to them.
This can be seen in former Senator John Edwards recent call for anti-war displays at Memorial Day Events.
In the meantime, our Troops in Harm’s Way are starting to feel the pinch as they are not receiving needed funds for neither materials nor Congressional Support they so desperately deserve.
Playing political football with our Troops as they plead for support from Congress is just wrong.
Democrats, fund the Troops or pull them out now, accepting the consequences! Stop playing with their lives as you jockey for power!
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
May 15, 2007
Posted by Lew Waters at 1:35 AM