Sunday, January 14, 2007

Bush gives us the finger on Iraq Escalation; Feingold - Use the 'Power of the Purse' to end the war

As Bush gives the public the finger regarding the escalation of war in Iraq, Senator Feingold, United for Peace and Justice , Global Exchange and others look for strategies to de-fund the war. From Cactus Pat -

How's this for a trial balloon? Feingold joins Dennis Kucinich in calling for de-funding the war, albeit in a slightly different manner...
Use the power of the purse By RUSS FEINGOLD Jan. 10, 2007Keeping our brave troops in Iraq indefinitely is having a devastating impact on our national security and military readiness.
That's why I have consistently advocated that we set a timetable to redeploy our troops from Iraq. But the president refuses to set a timetable, even though the American people soundly rejected his Iraq policy in November. Instead, the president has announced he wants to send approximately 20,000 more troops. We should be redeploying our troops out of Iraq, not sending in more....
See also CactusPat's post on Speaker Pelosi's position in December -

Pelosi: 'We won't cut off funding' for Iraq - Congressional Democrats head for spring showdown on paying for war WASHINGTON - Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had a message Tuesday for voters who elected a Democratic Congress last month hoping it would force President Bush to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq. “We will not cut off funding for the troops,” Pelosi said. “Absolutely not,” she said. (more)

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