Obey Presser On Iraq

We'll see who votes on what soon enough... Pelosi: I'm not likely to vote for something that doesn't have a timetable or a goal accompan

obey-iraq.jpg We'll see who votes on what soon enough...

Pelosi: I'm not likely to vote for something that doesn't have a timetable or a goal accompanying it...
Obey: The practical result of this would be that we would transfer the debate on the Iraqi War from the '07 Supplemental to the the '08 regular defense bill and the '08 supplemental appropriations bill for defense. So we will continue to be pressing the issue and I would predict that in the coming months there would be more and more people coming our way in terms of demanding a change in that Iraqi policy...

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Paul Krugman gives us his view: A Hostage Situation

If this were a normal political dispute, Democrats in Congress would clearly hold the upper hand: by a huge margin, Americans say they want a timetable for withdrawal, and by a large margin they also say they trust Congress, not Mr. Bush, to do a better job...

But this isn’t a normal political dispute. Mr. Bush isn’t really trying to win the argument on the merits. He’s just betting that the people outside the barricade care more than he does about the fate of those innocent bystanders...read on


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