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Nancy Pelosi Puts George in his Place

 

Nancy Pelosi got passed a bill to authorize the War Supplemental financing package sought by George W. Bush, along with provisions requiring withdrawal of U.S. troops by late 2008, and further requiring the president to declare that withdrawal benchmarks were being periodically met.  The president is petulant.



The vote split largely along party lines, with a few Democrats voting against the supplemental, and almost all Republicans voting against it.  Why do Republicans hate the troops?  Why are Republicans refusing to support the troops?  They voted against funding the veterans' medical programs.  They voted against our troops in the field.  Why is the Republican Party being unpatriotic?



The House of Representatives produced a bill like so many others.  It contains core provisions, then it contains a few extraneous provisions which were extorted by congress critters who used the occasion to feed one of their favorite financial backers.  This bill therefore contains some pork barrel that would not be there in a perfect world.  But when the vote is close and the issue is important, we sometimes have to kick the peanut lobby or some other lobby $100 million in benefits or programs.  Those programs may or may not be perfectly justified, but a congressman or woman has to use their leverage when they can.  It's not a perfect situation, but it is the norm in politics.  Ultimately, it's a side issue in this matter, and not a big one.

 

The passage of this bill is important, even with the pork barrel which had to be added.  It provides funding for important problems veterans and troops are facing.  It starts the process of bringing home the troops, and demands our Iraqi allies step up and stand up.  It finally puts some control on the president, who has behaved like a president with no checks or balances, compliments of the thoroughly corrupt formerly Republican controlled congress which aided and abetted his criminal adventures.

 

Once again, Nancy Pelosi has delivered.  She accomplished something not done in over four years:  the White House has been told it must withdraw from Iraq if it wants funding for its war there.  She has taken a big step towards ending the Iraq war, in spite of all the carping from the anti-war left, who continue to do what they do best - whine like children and make spectacles of themselves.

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  2. 08/30/05 Black and White
  3. 08/31/05 Where's Bush?
  4. 09/01/05 Vengeance?
  5. 09/02/05 Brownie
  6. 09/09/05 Flip-flop
  7. 09/10/05 Levee Repairs
  8. 09/15/05 Control
  9. 09/18/05 Hal 9000
  10. 10/12/05 White House Press Conference
  11. 10/13/05 Deconstructionist
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  13. 10/17/05 Who's Hu?
  14. 10/18/05 President Yao
  15. 10/19/05 Terror Threat?
  16. 10/20/05 New Vice President?
  17. 10/21/05 Darth Cheney
  18. 10/24/05 Plame Game
  19. 10/25/05 Judas
  20. 10/26/05 Spy vs Spy
  21. 10/27/05 Destroy Them
  22. 10/28/05 Blood
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  27. 11/04/05 Roots
  28. 11/07/05 International Jeopardy
  29. 11/08/05 Survivor Washington
  30. 11/09/05 White House Apprentice
  31. 11/10/05 Superman?
  32. 11/11/05 SuperBush
  33. 11/14/05 Crossword #1
  34. 11/15/05 Secret CIA Prisons
  35. 11/16/05 Political Jeopardy
  36. 11/17/05 Ethics Course
  37. 11/18/05 Seeing Red
  38. 11/21/05 Too Close for Comfort
  39. 11/22/05 Obi Wan Murtha
  40. 11/23/05 Bear Arms
  41. 11/24/05 Gobble, gobble?
  42. 11/25/05 Vegan Bear
  43. 11/28/05 Al-Gore-Zerra
  44. 11/29/05 Meerkat Caucus
  45. 11/30/05 Democratic Leadership Cobras
  46. 12/01/05 Republican Voter
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  48. 12/05/05 Jeopardy Torture
  49. 12/06/05 The War to End All Jobs
  50. 12/07/05 Hiber-Nation
  51. 12/08/05 Caught in a Trap
  52. 12/09/05 War on Kwanzaa
  53. 12/12/05 Ludacrismas
  54. 12/13/05 Happy Holidays
  55. 12/14/05 Hillary's New Clothes
  56. 12/15/05 Kong!
  57. 12/19/05 Somebody's Watching
  58. 12/20/05 Trust Me
  59. 12/21/05 The Meaning of Christmas
  60. 12/22/05 Real DemoCATs
  61. 12/23/05 Peace and Good Will
  62. 01/10/06 Cookies!!
  63. 01/11/06 Bush and Order
  64. 01/12/06 Forked Tongue
  65. 01/13/06 The Crying Game
  66. 01/16/06 Note in Default
  67. 01/17/06 The Cost of Freedom
  68. 01/18/06 Terror Targets
  69. 01/19/06 Too Many Two's
  70. 01/20/06 Bushback Mountain
  71. 01/23/06 God and Man
  72. 01/24/06 The Constitution Store
  73. 01/25/06 American Idol
  74. 01/26/06 Profiles in Cowardice
  75. 01/27/06 Shades of Nixon
  76. 01/30/06 Sandwich Terrorist
  77. 01/31/06 The Clooney Factor
  78. 02/01/06 State of the Union
  79. 02/02/06 Groundhog Day
  80. 02/03/06 Liberty and Freedom
  81. 02/06/06 The Attorney's Testimony
  82. 02/07/06 The Attorney's Testimony II
  83. 02/08/06 The Pledge
  84. 02/09/06 Human Rights Jeopardy
  85. 02/11/06 Plamegate Conspiracy
  86. 02/12/06 The Answer is Dick Cheney
  87. 02/13/06 Cookie Recipe
  88. 02/14/06 Bush and Disorder
  89. 02/15/06 ... and now, the news
  90. 02/16/06 Fault
  91. 02/17/06 Scapegoat
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  96. 02/23/06 Selling America
  97. 02/28/06 Safe Harbor?
  98. 03/01/06 More News
  99. 03/02/06 Homeland Security
  100. 03/03/06 Good People
  101. 03/06/06 That Smell
  102. 03/07/06 Academy Awards
  103. 03/08/06 Unacceptable Losses
  104. 03/09/06 Quagmire
  105. 03/10/06 Butting Heads 1: South Dakothanger
  106. 03/13/06 One more time ...
  107. 03/14/06 Defacement
  108. 03/15/06 War President
  109. 03/16/06 The Sequel
  110. 03/17/06 World Court
  111. 03/20/06 F for Feingold
  112. 03/21/06 F for Feingold (part 2)
  113. 03/22/06 Feingold (part 3)
  114. 03/23/06 F for Feingold (part 4)
  115. 03/24/06 F for Feingold (part 5)
  116. 04/03/06 Bush - Fox
  117. 04/05/06 Abraham
  118. 04/07/06 Tom Delay Sashay
  119. 04/10/06 Liar in Chief
  120. 04/12/06 Capitol Compromise
  121. 04/14/06 Leaks and Lies
  122. 04/19/06 The Generals
  123. 04/21/06 The Decider
  124. 04/24/06 Remember When?
  125. 05/01/06 Gasoline
  126. 05/12/06 Quagmire
  127. 05/08/06 The CIA Fix
  128. Uncle Sam plays Eye Spy 1
  129. Uncle Sam plays Eye Spy 2
  130. Uncle Sam plays Eye Spy 3
  131. 05/17/06 Perjury
  132. 05/15/06 Rover 1
  133. 05/16/06 Rover 2
  134. Neil Lisst Editorial Comment