Thursday, November 08, 2007

Iraq war not covered in $460B bill

The Dems are playing games with our National Defense and the troops...

From USA Today:
House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday on a $460 billion Pentagon bill that covers weapons systems and bomb-resistant vehicles, but not overall combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Republicans such as Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska said the omission would impose a strain on troops. Democrats said the bill wouldn't leave the military in the lurch. "We'll take it step by step," said Rep. John Murtha, chairman of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. "The public wants this war over." House Democrats said they were considering separate legislation that would allot $50 billion in additional war spending — a quarter of what President Bush sought. Murtha, D-Pa., said the measure also would likely impose restrictions, such as demanding that troops leave Iraq sometime next year. Murtha said negotiators also denied funds requested by Bush to build interceptors in Poland as part of a European missile-defense system. The House planned to vote on the two bills Thursday.
Dirka Dirka Murtha Jihad can kiss my backside. You have been shown for the ant-military jackass that you are for convicting our troops wrongly and refusing to apologize. Why anyone lets you talk anymore is beyond me. Stop playing politics with the men and women of the military!

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