Moderates in Republican warn Bush on Iraq - International Herald Tribune

Posted: 5/10/2007 by Floyd in Labels: ,
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Even though Republicans are hindering the progress of the Congress and Senate on passing and sticking to a workable Iraq agenda, they still want to save their jobs and return after the next election, this is the bottom line on this article. The White House on Wednesday promised a veto of the emerging House bill, which would essentially provide financing for combat operations through midsummer, but require the president to provide a series of reports on the state of the Iraqi military and the progress of the government in achieving political unity. Congress would then vote a second time in late July on releasing the rest of the money sought by the administration, or restricting its use to redeployment and more limited operations in Iraq.
Read this carefully, this is a bill that would require the money asked for but would also require a series of reports on the state of the Iraqi military and the progress of that government in achieving political unity. We are left with the basic fact is that no compromise whatsoever on the Republican lawmakers or the administration to even put reports out on how the progress , if any, is coming along. I think the Democrats should stick to their agenda and just continue sending this back until ratified or the troops eventually come home, because it looks obvious that bipartisanship is out the window from the far right camp. And by reading the linked article it is plain to see they are more worried about their job than seeking benchmarks on Iraq, and to the Democrats I say, the majority of Americans sent you to Washington to do a job,,so,,do your job.
Moderates in Republican warn Bush on Iraq - International Herald Tribune

4 comments:

  1. Bush has already said he would veto the measure.

    He might signs the bill, then issue one of his infamous signing statements, explaining that he’ll abide by the legislation’s provisions as he sees fit.

  1. Floyd says:

    Hey, good to hear from you my friend. That would seem logical for him to do, but all this compromise they are touting right now is hog wash. They don't want any kind of accountability, that might be attached to the Iraq fiasco. My take on it is that the Dems stand their ground on this and just keep sending it back, if you look at the latest one, all they are asking is progress reports on Iraq and how the so called Iraqi government is progressing, to me, that is not much to ask after all this time on a going nowhere plan. Thanks for stopping and commenting and stop in anytime.

  1. Sally says:

    No matter what happens it will be the next president that deals with the fiasco Bush created in Iraq!

  1. Floyd says:

    Hello Sally, you are most likely right on this. I would say they will be chasing their tails in '08, at any rate we will be picking up the tab for Iraq.