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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-23-07 08:11 PM
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18. Just voting 'no' on the budget request for Iraq would not end the occupation.
Edited on Fri Mar-23-07 08:12 PM by bigtree

And it's just not realistic, and perhaps not responsible for Congress, that they would reject the overall Defense budget to get at the Iraq portion. But, the Senate has indicated they will attack those requests in the overall Defense budget that involve Iraq, as a next step after the Byrd effort.

It's not our soldiers' job to police Iraqis' streets or manage their civil war. The aggressor is the one who put our troops in harm's way and is directing them to re-occupy the Iraqi neighborhoods. Bush is the object of the legislation, but Iraqi regime should have notice that the present commitment made by Bush is ending and this legislation gives them the opportunity to either adjust to that reality now with our help, or live without it.
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