WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Democrats won’t approve more money for the Iraq war this year unless President Bush agrees to begin bringing troops home.
By the end of the week, the House and Senate planned to vote on a $50 billion measure for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill would require Bush to initiate troop withdrawals immediately with the goal of ending combat by December 2008. If Bush vetoes the bill, “then the president won’t get his $50 billion,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
“So there…nyah nyah nyah”
……The tough rhetoric does not necessarily foretell another veto showdown with Bush on the war. Similar legislation has routinely fallen short of the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate. It is possible the upcoming bill will sink, in which case Democrats would probably wait until next year to revisit the issue.
Which means their campaign of capitulation to Islamofascism will be derailed again, and they know it.
……If Democrats refuse to send Bush the $50 billion, the military would have to drain its annual budget to keep the wars afloat. Last week, Congress approved a $471 billion budget for the military that pays mostly for non-war related projects, such as depot maintenance and weapons development.
The Democrats are trying to blackmail President Bush and the military into a time-table withdrawal…and for gawd’s sake hurry up before they have to concede altogether that we’ve won in Iraq and Afghanistan.
That tactic worked during Vietnam. We had the NVA and VC by the short and curlies, but the Democrat-controlled Congress wouldn’t have any of it, and cut off the funding. Vietnam was not lost on the battlefield, but in the halls of our own government. The communist-led genocide in the aftermath was one of the most horrible consequences in history.
The consequences of doing an about face in this war, would be far more catastrophic.
The Left has mostly given up on the Vietnam analogy, (Read: “quagmire”) since all of the hackneyed excuses didn’t pan out in the face of the facts.
Harry and his surrender monkeys may want to abdicate, but don’t expect the rest of us to follow suit.