Friday, November 17, 2006

It starts...

Remember back in September when I first mentioned about the Dems talk of defunding the war effort? In this post I linked to an article where Dems talk specifically about cutting funding to force the President to bring our troops home.

Funny, I didn't hear anything about that during the last month of the campaigns...I wonder why? (no I don't)

But now we've got another voice adding to the choir. The soon to be chairman of the powerful Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations. Texas Rainmaker has the story.

"We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war.

I just can't believe that these people don't get it. That they don't understand that by forcing a retreat not only does GUARANTEETEE that there will be a civil war in Iraq but that it makes us look weak and incompetent to the Islamic fascists who will STILL want to destroy us. It will embolden the Taliban and their allies in Afghanistan to try and achieve the same result there. It will mean abandoning our allies in Iraq who will be even LESS likely to join us in the future against Iran or Syria or North Korea.

But I guess being able to say the Bush lost Iraq is worth all that to some people. Anything to make sure that his 'legacy' is a negative one.

Same old Democrats. Sigh.

UPDATE- Gateway Pundit has a post today specifically asking how the Dems will handle our current allies in the GWOT in Iraq.

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2 Comments:

At November 19, 2006 11:50 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

Didn't you say that President Bush would have to approve an order to cut funds, though?

It bothers me, too, that people are attempting to get power when they have a rationale as ill-thought-out as that (not seeing the consequences of forcing a retreat). The ultimate goal we all have is to withdraw as soon as the Iraqi people no longer need us--I think we'd accomplish more by problem-solving together.

 
At November 20, 2006 2:38 PM, Blogger Kyrie said...

Didn't you say that President Bush would have to approve an order to cut funds, though?


I think so. But, the wasy the Dems are talking, I'm not really sure. It could be a procedural thing, and not actually a piece of legislation. I don't know enough yet to say.

The ultimate goal we all have is to withdraw as soon as the Iraqi people no longer need us--I think we'd accomplish more by problem-solving together.


Nope, that's NOT the ultimate goal of some in power on the Left. It seems as though the Iraqis don't matter at all and we need to leave NOW to avoid any more of OUR men and women getting killed. They have to call for basically immediate withdrawl no matter how ready (or not) the Iraqi forces are.

I don't understand why really, it makes no sense to me. If we leave now there WILL be more chaos and civil war. If we stay until the Iraqi government tells us to leave there still might be chaos and civil war...but there might not.

 

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