Tuesday, January 09, 2007
Let The DeFunding Of The Military Begin!
(With profuse apologies to "South Park" and Turd Sandwich!)
Turd Kennedy declared his desire to defund the War Effort and seek to restrain Executive Orders of the Commander In Chief in a Speech At Today's National Press Club:
President Bush should not be permitted to escalate the war further, and send an even larger number of our troops into harm's way, without a clear and specific new authorization from Congress.
...legislation that we will introduce today is brief but essential. It requires the President to obtain approval from Congress before he sends even more American soldiers to Iraq. And it prohibits the President from spending taxpayer dollars on such an escalation unless Congress approves it.
Let me sum up the Kucinich plan: Cut Funding. Cut and Run. Hope Situation in Iraq Doesn't Go To Hell When We Leave. Spend Lots More Money For The 'Goodwill' Of Our Enemies.
And, good Socialist that he is, Denny adds:
Prepare an international security and peacekeeping force to move in, replacing US troops who then return home. The UN has an indispensable role to play here, but cannot do it as long as the US is committed to an occupation. The UN is the only international organization with the ability to mobilize and the legitimacy to authorize troops.
It's hard to pin down where Milk Man and Real Estate Mogul - (and one of Nevada's Senators in his spare time), DemocRAT Harry Reid is on the Increase of Troops. At least, like all good Liberals, at this exact moment. He was against the War and for Cut and Run during the Campaign. But a few days ago he said he support a limited increase in Troops. Now, he's back to saying:
he'll "look at everything" in an effort to wind down the war. That does not include cutting off support for troops already deployed.
Nancy Peloshit sounds as if she is returning to her previous Flip-Flopped views in threatening using Defunding the Military as a political tool:
"The burden is on the president to justify any additional resources for a mission," said Pelosi, D-Calif. "Congress is ready to use its constitutional authority of oversight to question what is the justification for this spending, what are the results we are receiving."
Barbara Boxer, D-California (proving even really, really stupid people like Boxer can get elected to office as long as they hang a D after their name), said she would like to see a congressional vote on whether Bush can send in additional troops:
" I think it would be best for the country if we got to vote on that surge or escalation."
"I would cut off funds", to stop it.
Connecticut INDEPENDENT Senator Joe Lieberman is A lone voice in the Wilderness:
"Senators have a right to (cut funding)," Lieberman said. "Again, I think it would be wrong both on the merits and even in terms of the wisest conduct of the war to cut off a president, as commander in chief when he's attempting to do something that he and a lot of others believe can help us succeed."
On cutting Funding as a means to end the War, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said:
"I don't want to anticipate that."
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