Senate Approves $150 Billion in War Funding

Extra, extra, read all about it. In an incredible show of spinelessness, this bill was approved in a 92-3 vote today. More hurl-worthy news below…

What can I say? Baby Dubya got his way again and look who turned out in droves to help him: The Democrats.

That would be the same Democratic party that barely mentions the war on its home page.

Oh but wait! There’s more – and we’re not talking Ginsu Knives!

In what could only be characterized as a “choking, death grip” on the Bush Administration, the House plans legislation that’ll make Dubya give them “reports” about future withdrawal plans – but only after undergoing mass, collective, spinal transplants, apparently.

In the House, Democrats are pushing for a bill that would require the administration to report to Congress in 60 days and every 90 days thereafter on the status of its redeployment plans in Iraq.

And then there’s:

Hoping the political landscape changes in coming months, Democratic leaders say they will renew their fight when Congress considers the money Bush wants in war funding.

Why end this war now, when, as Scarlett O’Hara so eloquently put it: “After all, tomorrow is another day!”??

I did get a kick out of THIS one:

While the Senate policy bill authorizes the money to be spent, it does not guarantee it; Bush will have to wait until Congress passes a separate appropriations bill before war funds are transferred to military coffers.

“I think that’s where you’re going to see the next dogfight,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., of the upcoming war spending bill.

Well Harry, forgive me, but I’m still waiting for the first dogfight!!

Maybe what Harry and the Dems need is a big ol’ bag of “Angry Dog” dogfood:

We have most Democrats to “thank” for this, but perhaps John Tanner of Tennessee is the most delusional; he and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii crafted this “dog” of a bill. Tanner then waxed philosophic:

“This will be the first time since the war in Iraq began that we are working together as a Congress instead of one party or another to be a constructive voice in the civilian management of operations in Iraq,” Tanner said in a statement e-mailed to the Associated Press.

At least he could’ve bought us a boat before selling us down the river.


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    • snud on October 2, 2007 at 01:58

    It’s all I got. (“Buy low and sell high” doesn’t count! I want ponies, damnit!)

  1. Very weird three voting against. Byrd, Coburn and Feingold. I suspect Coburn and Feingold voted that way for different reasons.

    But why am I laughing? Five senators did not vote: Biden, Dodd, Clinton, Obama, McCain.

    That’s sadly funny.

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