Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Senate rejects bill to cut off funds for troops in Iraq...but Hillary and Obama vote `yes'

The US Senate today rejected a bill to cut off funding for US troops sponsored by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Harry Reid ( D-NV) and Christopher Dodd (D-Conn).

On the final vote, 19 Democrats joined 47 Republicans and Connecticut Democrat Independent Joseph Lieberman in opposing the measure. Of the 29 supporting were 28 Democrats and Vermont Socialist Independent Bernard Sanders...including presidential candidates Joe Biden(D-DE), Hillary Clinton(D-NY), Dodd, and of course, Barack Obama ( D-IL).

I actually look on this as a breath of fresh air. It is much more honest than the previous attempts by the Democrats to have it both ways by handicapping our military while still claiming to `support the troops' and trying to avoid the political fallout.

I also hope that people notice that every one of the Democratic presidential candidates, fighting to appeal to their party's Left in order to get the nomination were willing to place their own selfish political advantages above principal, even though some of them have previously been on record as not wanting to cut off funding to our troops precipitously.

Forewarned is forearmed. Remember this when you vote for a commander in chief in 2008.


carolanne said...

spelling: chief

"i" before "e". except after "c"


Freedom Fighter said...

Korrecshun duly noted...thanks!