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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 03:18 PM
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House Readies Another Iraq War Vote
Source: Associated Press

House Readies Another Iraq War Vote
2007-11-08 11:38:58
By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House will vote as early as Friday on legislation that would spend $50 billion on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan but require that President Bush start bringing troops home.

The money is about a quarter of the $196 billion requested by Bush. It would finance about four months of combat in Iraq, Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. "This is not a blank check for the president," she said at a Capitol Hill news conference. "This is providing funding for the troops limited to a particular purpose, for a short time frame," she added.

The bill would require that troop withdrawals begin immediately, with the goal of ending combat by December 2008. It would allow an unspecified number of troops to remain behind to conduct counterterrorism missions, train Iraqi security forces and protect U.S. assets.

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Pelosi said the bill also would require that the government rely on an Army field manual when conducting interrogations.The field manual makes no mention of waterboarding, a harsh technique that simulates drowning and is believed to have been used by the CIA.

Read more: http://myembarq.com/news/news_reader.php?storyid=155707...


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JerseygirlCT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 03:21 PM
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1. Sounds good. Now how good will they be at making sure
everyone stays in line on this?

Sounds like we need real whips for the whips, huh?
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 03:22 PM
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2. VETOED!
just getting a jump on the news.
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Gen. Jack D. Ripper Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 03:27 PM
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3. .....
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 03:59 PM
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4. They should attach the AMT reduction to that bill...
It's about the same amount of money...

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Torn_Scorned_Ignored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-08-07 06:05 PM
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5. and this .....
http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2007/11/08/ap/he...

In a private caucus meeting, Pelosi told rank-and-file Democrats that the bill was their best shot at challenging Bush on the war. And if Bush rejected it, she said, she did not intend on sending him another war spending bill for the rest of the year.

Democrats are in a tight spot. Since taking control of Congress in January, catapulted to power by voters frustrated by the war, they remain unable to pass veto-proof legislation demanding troops leave Iraq. Democrats are split on whether to continue paying for the unpopular war, with many saying Congress must provide the military with the money it needs so long as troops are in harm's way.

Without another spending bill for the war, the Defense Department would have to drain its less urgent accounts to keep the war afloat.

Several anti-war liberals said Thursday they were willing to get behind the measure, so long as Democrats don't send Bush the money anyway if the bill is vetoed.

"What I don't want to do is get on this merry-go-round where we try to end this war and negotiate it down to a blank check," said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass. "It's time to play hardball."
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-09-07 09:16 AM
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6. start downsizing blackwater ops and shift the expense
of hiring private militias on the Iraqi's dime

just saying, the crutch needs to be pulled
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