March 7, 2007

bush-troops.jpg Yesterday President Bush told Congress that they "have a responsibility to fund our warfighters."

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But what about this? AP :

The House minority leader threatened Thursday to get his members to vote against a $96.3 billion spending bill for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if Democrats persist in plans to attach conditions to the money that would tell President Bush how to conduct the wars.

So after President Bush essentially won reelection by claiming that John Kerry voted against funding the troops, and after an Iraq debate where Republicans said 1,000 times that "you can't support the troops without funding the troops," Boehner now says he and the Republicans in Congress will do exactly the same thing they've denounced Democrats as traitors for even suggesting. Once again, for Republicans, they support the troops just so long as the troops are their useful little pawns and props for their cynical political arguments.

Sorry Boehner, no more blank checks.

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