Another Blank Check for Bush
Blank Check © Emily Duffy 2007 (Click on image for larger view)
Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Iraq supplemental funding bill. They voted to give Bush another $100 BILLION with no timelines, deadlines, oversight or any other reporting requirements. This is another blank check in a series of billion-dollar giveaways that Congress has showerd upon Bush for his illegal, immoral, treasury-busting war against the people of Iraq.
In all, 140 of the 232 House Democrats voted against the bill, while 194 of the 201 Republicans voted for it. All 13 Bay Area Democrats voted against the war money, including Rep. Ellen Tauscher of Walnut Creek, who on Wednesday said she would vote for the bill. SourceCommentary on yesterday's Congressional "activity" by Keith Olbermann (Click on image to play video):
* The Democratic leadership has surrendered to a president—if not the worst president, then easily the most selfish, in our history—who happily blackmails his own people, and uses his own military personnel as hostages to his asinine demand, that the Democrats “give the troops their money”;
* The Democratic leadership has agreed to finance the deaths of Americans in a war that has only reduced the security of Americans;
* The Democratic leadership has given Mr. Bush all that he wanted, with the only caveat being, not merely meaningless symbolism about benchmarks for the Iraqi government, but optional meaningless symbolism about benchmarks for the Iraqi government.
* The Democratic leadership has, in sum, claimed a compromise with the Administration, in which the only things truly compromised, are the trust of the voters, the ethics of the Democrats, and the lives of our brave, and doomed, friends, and family, in Iraq. - More From Olbermann Today.
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