Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Democrats inject water bill with Iraq war amendments

The dems are still playing politics with our troops...

From The Washington Times:
Senate Democratic leaders yesterday injected the Iraq war debate into a $14 billion water projects bill, offering two troop-withdrawal amendments to help gauge Republican solidarity with President Bush.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada co-sponsored both amendments with fellow Democrats; one with Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin that would restrict war funds to noncombat operations, and the other with Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan that would pull out troops if the Iraqi government does not meet policy benchmarks.

The Reid-Levin amendment is the less severe of the two, allowing Mr. Bush to waive the troop-withdrawal requirement provided he explain the continued deployment to Congress every 90 days.
"This is an opportunity to see how far Republicans will go on the supplemental," a top Democratic aide said.
Votes on the amendments are expected today, while negotiations continue on a $100 billion emergency supplemental package to pay for the war until Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.
The Hezbocrats are at it again. What does a water project bill have to do with fighting the peace in Iraq? I think the hezbocrats are over reaching on this issue. Their base wants them to defund the war and most Americans do not like playing politics with funding our troops in harms way.

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