Democrats pass the troop reduction act
House Democrats pushed through a $50 billion Iraq war bill that would require President George W. Bush to start bringing troops home in coming weeks with a goal of ending combat by December 2008.
Now, this is where it gets really silly. Bush was already bringing troops home. Confused yet? Let Nancy clarify it for you:
“The fact is, we can no longer sustain the military deployment in Iraq,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “Staying there in the manner that we are there is no longer an option.”
But Nancy, they’re already coming home? So why the legislation? And why stick it in a defense appropriations bill? And, why guarantee something we do need will be vetoed because it tramples all over the US Constitution? ( Where IS the outcry? )
Bush will veto this, Harry doesn’t have remotely the votes to over-ride the veto, and we’ll have another waste of taxpayer time and money while the Senate argues over it and tries to figure someway to get their commitments covered.
All because Nancy Pelosi thinks she’s president.
Got me realy curious. If Hillary does win this thing next fall, will Nancy still think she’s president or will Hillary take her out?
Bottom line, this vote was a political stunt only. And quite frankly, I think it’s ill-advised on just about every front. But, that’s only IF the Republicans educate the public on why. If they don’t, and the media doesn’t care. Then Nancy gets exactly what she wanted even if this bill goes nowhere. My odds are on Nancy with that one.