April 18, 2008

SURRENDERING FASTER:

Democrats seek to avoid Iraq funding vote this fall (ANDREW TAYLOR, 4/17/08, AP)

Democrats in Congress, seeking to avoid a vote on funding the Iraq war during the fall campaign season, are likely to combine President Bush's two pending requests into a single bill to be voted on this spring.

House Democratic aides said Thursday that Bush's $108 billion request to finance military and diplomatic operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through the Oct. 1 end of the 2008 budget year is likely to be combined with his $70 billion request to continue the war into the next president's term.

"You vote one time and get the money out of the way," said Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the House panel responsible for the Pentagon budget. He cautioned that House leaders have not officially endorsed the idea.


They're bidding fair for the title of least significant Congress in US history. All they do is serve as a rubber stamp for W.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 18, 2008 6:01 AM
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Except for Colombia, where they found the only ally of the US in Latin America and stabbed him in the back.

They're worse than irrelevant, they're disgusting.

Posted by: Peter at April 18, 2008 9:27 AM

What happened to Murtha's boasting of late 2006 and early 2007?

What a loser (to quote Harry Reid). As I remember, there is a retired Army officer running against him this year. Let's hope Murtha has proved so venal that Johnstown votes him out.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 18, 2008 3:50 PM
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