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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-26-07 02:35 PM
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11. It's not aimed at partisan politicians, it's aimed at the peace movement.
And he's right: no social movement should tie itself so close to a political party that it perverts its aims in order to play party politics. I was glad that the bill passed the House, by a minimal majority; and I would like to see it likewise barely pass the Senate; but I am counting on Dubya's veto to ensure that it doesn't become law. This is a partisan view: I want Democrats to be able to say that Dubya is 'cutting off funds to the troops.' But the peace movement, of which I am a part, is right to lambast the bill for funding another year-and-a-half of war; and Kucinich and others were right to oppose it and vote against it. That is a movement point of view, and that is especially why I don't want to see the bill actually become law. Money for the war should be cut off now. Congress isn't going to do that now, so from a political point of view, I am glad to see that the politcal process is putting Dubya and the Rethuglicans into as poor a position as possible at the moment; but the pressure still has to be built to "bring them home now" until the point that the war is stopped.
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