Yes, it's Thursday, but Surrendie just could not wait for his normal day. He was so excited about the latest House attempt to force cut and run that he was virtually unable to fling poo!
How'd it go?
(Washington Times)The Democrat-led House last night narrowly passed a $124 billion war-funding bill with a timetable to pull out troops from Iraq, voting hours after top U.S. military commanders made a personal appeal to congressional leaders not to meddle in war strategy.
It passed on a 218-208 vote, with Democrats backing by a 216-13 margin a mandate for a troop withdrawal to start no later than October or as soon as July if Iraqis do not meet certain policy benchmarks. Republicans opposed the measure by 195-2.
I'm sure that the 216 Defeatocrats who voted for the Bill were popping champagne bottles like they had just made it into the Playoffs. They still haven't won the Championship, as shown by
"Tonight, the House of Representatives voted for failure in Iraq and the president will veto its bill," White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said after the vote.
The goalie says no!
Rep. Jerry Lewis of California, the ranking Republican on the Appropriations Committee, said during the floor debate last night that "al Qaeda will view this as the day the House threw in the towel."
Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, told lawmakers in a classified briefing that the pullout plan would hurt the war effort, said participants in the meeting.
Yeah, but the Democrats were too busy to meet and listen to the General, at least till shamed into it.
…… the general said he advised lawmakers to be wary that their words and actions deliver messages to "our coalition partners, the enemy, and frankly the men and women in uniform who are giving their all for this effort."
Democrats are careful with their words. Their words are designed to force cut and run. There is absolutely no other explanation for what they have been doing for years.
The Times also has an interesting editorial. Two lines really stand out to me
- One might ask: What happens if the terrorist insurgents and militias haven't decided to go out of business by that time? In Congress's fantasy world, none of that matters. This legislation wasn't put together with the goal of defeating jihadists on the battlefield.
- …by tying funding for the war to a surrender bill that the president will veto, the Democrats are showing studied contempt for our troops in the field.
Republican Surrender Monkey Walter B. Jones (NC-3rd) was one of two Republicans that voted for cut and run. Disappointing as he is from NC, and represents multiple military bases, such as Camp Lejune and Cherry Point MCAS. You can contact him here.
Furthermore, for NC residents, here is the breakdown of why he, and other NC legislators, where going to vote yes or no for the Bill.
Finally, the News And Observer entitles their story "House Votes to Wind Down The War." Wind down? In a competition, typically the teams wind down AFTER someone has won or lost. I guess the N&O is saying we lost, time to get the gear packed up and go home. Of course, there is always a next season, and it could start on home ice, if you get what I mean.
Finally, the Senate will vote on the surrender legislation today. Wouldn't it be simply precious if it was a tie vote, with Cheney casting the deciding vote? Joe Lieberman will not be voting "yea" on it, making it really close.
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