Thursday, May 24, 2007

Congress Issues Blank Check

Congress approved a blank-check funding for President Bush's continuing occupation of Iraq. In a pitiful fashion, they huffed and puffed about the "benchmarks" included, that amount to requiring a bludgeoned rape victim stand up straight and act right, or the rehab money will be revoked.

We appreciate all the hard work the Democrat majority has done since given the majority position to end the war in Iraq. But the five thousand pound obstinate elephant shitting in the living room removes the right to brag about all the dust bunnies cleaned out of the corner.

We understand Democrats do not have the votes to override a Presidential veto, and we do not, at this moment care. The only vote that matters is the vote an individual member casts. When it is demonstrated that Democrats cannot do what they were elected to do, end this war, it makes it difficult to vote for someone who refuses to represent the will of the people.

This vote takes place before Memorial Day, a time when America honors her Veterans and fallen soldiers. We have soldiers now, in harms way. Placed there by President Bush, in Iraq, a country that was not a threat to us, did not invade us, had no connection to 9/11 or Osama bin Laden.

What exactly will this funding accomplish? According to Bush:
This summer is going to be a critical time for the new strategy. The last of five reinforcement brigades we are sending to Iraq is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad by mid-June. As these reinforcements carry out their missions the enemies of a free Iraq, including al Qaeda and illegal militias, will continue to bomb and murder in an attempt to stop us. We're going to expect heavy fighting in the weeks and months. We can expect more American and Iraqi casualties. We must provide our troops with the funds and resources they need to prevail.
And so, yes, it could be a bloody -- it could be a very difficult August, and I fully understand --
Not to mention June and July. This is what your vote has bought on the eve of memorial day.

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