SMT Part II: The Surrender Bill Itself

Usually, according to the Uniform Code of Blogosphere Conduct Manual, information like this is supposed to be added to a previous post if it is the same day, except, per Section II, Paragraph 4(c), whereby “certain extra information pertaining to an earlier post may used in a stand alone post if it is Level 2 or higher importance (see Appendix 3(g))”.

Therefore, per the Manual, I have literary license to post this information on H.R. 4156, The Orderly and Responsible Iraq Redeployment Appropriations Act, 2008 (Introduced in House) (I picked up on this from a fax Duncan Hunter sent to Rush)

Title I, Section Sec. 104. (a) The Congress finds that United States military units should not enter into combat unless they are fully capable of performing their assigned mission. The Congress further finds that this is the policy of the Department of Defense.

(b) None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the President has certified in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives at least 15 days in advance of the deployment that the unit is `fully mission capable’.

Got that? If an F/A 18 from a carrier group in the Med wants needs to fly in to Iraq to protect the troops, they have to have foreknowledge 15 days in advance. If helicopters operating out of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, or the Persian Gulf need to provide tactical or medical missions, 15 day waiting period. Use your imagination to realize the danger of this. If there was a nuclear weapon in Iraq, and the best unit to deal with it was out of country, they would have to wait 15 days.

(d) gives the President the ability to waive the 15 days if it is vitally necessary, but he would still have to submit it in writing to Congress first. Which would take time.

Title I, Sec. 105. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, funds appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act are available immediately for obligation to plan and execute a safe and orderly redeployment of United States Armed Forces from Iraq.

Despite the talk about this Act leaving forces for anti-terror and training activities, it would be very limited and micromanaged by Congress. You thought Vietnam was micromanaged by the Johnson and Nixon admins? You ain’t seen nuttin’ yet!

Furthermore, the Act specifically sets forth that the U.S. needs to conduct high level talks with Iraq’s neighbors, which means, without specifically stating their names, Syria and Iran.

But, no, Democrats don’t want to retreat or anything like that.

PS: you may need to go to Thomas and search 4156. Sometimes, the data returned is temporary.

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3 Responses to “SMT Part II: The Surrender Bill Itself”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    So if Godzilla surfaced in the Atlantic, we couldn’t attack Godzilla for … 15 days? If the Martians hear about this Nutsy Pelosi bull shiite….. we’re doomed! The X-Men and Fantastic Four can’t even respond for 15 days!
    SOS…this is not a drill – “Sorry, at the tone you’ll have 15 days for rescue!”

  2. Rosemary says:

    Hi William. I’m just stopping by to see if you are going to write a post for the Open Trackback Alliance today. If you would like, I have eliminated the bad links from my list, so you use it. 😉

    Have a great day.

    PS. When you do write it, please trackback to me at Reality vs. Make believe news. This way I’ll know where to look for your post.

  3. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Rosemary…please give your bad links to Comrade Ryan and maybe he’ll get food poisoning and blame Bush!

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