Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Democrats Response To Bush

Until Bush is ready to negotiate, they should continue to refuse to meet with him. There's no need to rush the conference supplemental funding bill. Let him lie on the floor kicking his feet and holding his breath until he turns blue. It's time the Boy King realizes he doesn't get to call all of the shots on this one.

In the meantime, Senators Feingold, Reid, Boxer, Dodd, Harkin, Kennedy, Kerry, Leahy, Sanders, and White House have stated their willingness to lead and to establish a bottom line by cosponsoring and supporting Feingold/Reid, legislation that ends the occupation on March 31, 2008. Legislation that reminds Bush that opposition to his war isn't going to go away. Legislation that reminds both Congress and Bush that the majority of the American people, want a timeline for ending this occupation.

This is a ridiculous game Bush is playing. He is manufacturing a funding crisis. The Department of Defense has  the flexibility to transfer funds as needed within budgets to cover any potential shortfall--and it's going to be several months before that would even be a possibility. He is projecting blame onto Congress for his own policies that have damaged the military by sending thousands of National Guard back to Iraq in violation of Pentagon rules, by extending the tours of duty for up to 15,000 U.S. troops serving in Iraq, by sending soldiers back to combat without a year off, and by sending sick and injured troops back to Iraq.

by mcjoan @ Daily Kos Tue Apr 10, 2007