Thursday, November 15, 2007

When Once is not Enough.......Try it another 58 times

Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer wasted another day pandering to their anti-war cut and run crowd passing a military funding bill that will go absolutely nowhere:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14 — The House on Wednesday approved $50 billion of the nearly $200 billion that President Bush had requested for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan but attached many strings to the measure, virtually guaranteeing that Senate Republicans would block it. (LINK) (editors note: The New York Times change their links like they change their diapers-----example)

This is the 58th time the 110th congress has attempted to micro-manage a war while they have barely managed to pass 2008 appropriations that were due October 1st. While Washington Post staff writer Thomas E. Ricks files this story suggesting that the Iraqi government is missing the boat, one could suggest that the Democrats look in the mirror:

Iraqis Wasting An Opportunity, U.S. Officers Say

With Attacks Ebbing, Government Is Urged to Reach Out to Opponents

By Thomas E. Ricks
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 15, 2007; Page A01

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq -- Senior military commanders here now portray the intransigence of Iraq's Shiite-dominated government as the key threat facing the U.S. effort in Iraq, rather than al-Qaeda terrorists, Sunni insurgents or Iranian-backed militias.

In more than a dozen interviews, U.S. military officials expressed growing concern over the Iraqi government's failure to capitalize on sharp declines in attacks against U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians. A window of opportunity has opened for the government to reach out to its former foes, said Army Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the commander of day-to-day U.S. military operations in Iraq, but "it's unclear how long that window is going to be open." LINK

Wouldn't it be nice if our government took some similar advice and provided some legislation that actually meant something t0 this nation?

Note to Democratic Congress: OUR MILITARY FORCES ARE WINNING THIS WAR WITH OUT YOUR "HELP" OR INTERFERENCE. Troops are already coming home and 3-5 brigades may be coming home early next year. The protest signs should read: U.S. CONGRESS OUT OF IRAQ!

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