Mar 23 2007

House Supports Iraq Surge

Published by at 12:51 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

Votes have consequences. And while the media can try and lie to America about the just finished House vote, the core controlling language – without any ambiguity – is the House just funded the Iraq War and the Surge. Therefore the House clearly supports the efforts that will be going forward the remainder of this year. And in the NON-BINDING language is the idea of a troop withdrawal in August 2008. Well the House nor Congress can order the troops anywhere. They can only fund. And the funding for next year will be voted on NEXT YEAR! There is nothing binding on the benchmarks or withdrawal date language. So if the liberal media and Dems want to lie to themselves – BFD. The House just supported the war effort, including the surge, by doing the only thing they have authority to do – they funded these activities FULLY! Dems lose.

Update: Bush now has the upper hand, despite the media. Check this out:

“This bill has too much pork, too many conditions and an artificial timetable for withdrawal. As I’ve made clear for weeks I will veto it if it comes to my desk,” Bush said.

All he needs to add is “Since the House supported the efforts for this year, including the surge, I suggest they stick with supporting our troops and their constitutional role and quickly pass a Bill with only the military funds for Iraq and Afghanistan”. How can the Dems say no? The passed the money once now.

Update: Dems running for the Hills after disasterous vote to support the surge and this year’s war efforts.

25 responses so far

25 Responses to “House Supports Iraq Surge”

  1. pagar says:

    “from reading the damn CNN website, ”

    I think one would be hard pressed to find any stronger supporter of the terrorists than CNN, AP, Reuters, The NewYork Times, other American
    media, American leftist terrorist supporters and the Democrat Party may all be tied for 2nd place, but CNN is definitely in 1st place. They
    reported pro Saddam news when Saddam was in power, and act like he still is in charge of their news room.

  2. ordi says:

    The dems are the “Coalition of the Bribed”!

  3. The Macker says:

    ORDI et al,
    Absent any principles, their vote comes fairly cheap.

  4. wiley says:

    Bush was great here. This is the Bush we want to see more of — firm and assertive when the dems push too far (which is quite often). As much as Bush gets battered by the MSM, polls have shown that congress has much higher negatives than Bush (very low approval — approx 25%, and very high disapproval numbers). As congress looks more & more inept and out of the real mainstream — which they are — and as Iraq slowly improves, Bush’s numbers will elevate.

    (Dubious — you know that the govt shutdown was as much Clinton’s fault. Of course, the MSM followed the Clinton/dem playbook and reported it as Newt’s shutdown.)

  5. Soothsayer says:

    The Dems keep this up, and, assuming the GOP puts up a credible candidate in ‘08, we’re looking at a massacre of McGovernesque proportions

    This brilliant analysis no doubt explains the new Pew Research poll showing public allegiance to the Republican Party has plunged virtually continually since the second year of George W. Bush’s presidency.

    The survey, by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center for People and the Press, found a “dramatic shift” in political party identification since 2002, when Republicans and Democrats were at rough parity. Now, 50% of those surveyed identified with or leaned toward Democrats, while only 35% aligned with Republicans.

    The current gap between Republican and Democratic identification — which Pew measured by counting people who said they leaned toward a party as well as those with firm allegiances — is the widest since the group began collecting data on party allegiance in 1990.

    Before the 2008 election, we will have the sentencing of I. Lewis Libby, the disgraced exit of Alberto Gonzales, the loss of the executive privilege battle by the Bush Admisnitration, the under oath public testimony of Karl Rove, the failure of the surge and subsequent ignominious retreat from Iraq, and a further understanding of the total incompetence of George W. Bush: from WMD’s to Katrina to Plamegate to Attorneygate to impeachment.

    Yeah, I sure do see a Republican landslide for twice divorced Rudi G. or rapidly approaching senility John McCain.