This Shameful, Bi-partisan Betrayal - Democrats sell out troops

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This Shameful, Bi-partisan Betrayal

Keith Olbermann - Special Comment

A Special Comment about the Democrats' deal with President Bush to continue financing this unspeakable war in Iraq-and to do so on his terms: Video and transcript.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article17762.htm



Bush demands real progress from Iraq, warns Iran

President George W. Bush warned Thursday that Iraq must repay the sacrifice of US soldiers with real progress, as Congress got set to pass a new war budget stripped of Democratic withdrawal timetables.

//www.afp.com/english/news/stories/070524154916.8f5kn2p8.html



Pentagon Studies Long-Term Commitment in Iraq

The Pentagon is considering maintaining a core group of forces in Iraq, possibly for decades.

//www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10292643



Deadly Illusions, Rest in Peace

This week's cave-in on Capitol Hill - supplying a huge new jolt of funds for the horrific war effort in Iraq - is surprising only to those who haven't grasped our current circumstances.

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/24/1421/


From Information Clearing House

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What the Democratic Blank Check on Iraq Means

David Sirota

Wednesday, May 23, 2007
//www.workingassetsblog.com/2007/05/what_the_democratic_blank_chec.html


Informant: Corey

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Iraq funding: Congress bends public over, Bush thrusts

Morris County Daily Record

05/24/07

Bowing to President Bush, the Democratic-controlled Congress grudgingly approved fresh billions for the Iraq war Thursday night, minus the troop withdrawal timeline that drew his earlier veto. ‘The Iraqi government needs to show real progress in return for America’s continued support and sacrifice,’ said the commander in chief, and he warned that August could prove to be a bloody month for U.S. troops in Baghdad’s murderous neighborhoods...

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The sacrifice the troops bill

The Nation
by Laura Flanders

05/24/07

I spent some of Wednesday with a worried mom from Idaho Falls, Idaho, whose only son is in the National Guard. Once a month he drives 200 miles to train, then he drives 200 miles back home again. (All for $200 most of which is spent on gas.) He served in Bosnia. Will he be deployed to Iraq? ‘I was counting on the Democrats to stop this war,’ said Marianne, blue eyes blazing. So were thousands of other mothers. It’s time to turn this story around. Rove’s wrong. This so-called ’supplemental’ isn’t about supporting troops; this blank-check bill is about sacrificing them...

//www.thenation.com/blogs/campaignmatters?pid=198718



Lily-livered Democrats lose game of chicken

Fox News
by Susan Estrich

05/24/07

Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader, calls the language ‘extremely weak.’ Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House, says she is ‘not likely to vote for [it].’ MoveOn.org sent an e-mail Wednesday morning to its 3 million-plus members demanding that Democrats vote no: ‘Every single Democrat must vote against this bill. This is a key test vote on whether your representative is serious about ending the war.’ The bill is the current version of the Iraq spending bill, which many Democrats, let alone those of us who voted for them, believed should include a timetable for withdrawal of the troops. It doesn’t...

//www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,275063,00.html



Don’t think of a US soldier unarmed, abandoned in Iraq

Truthout
by Jeff Cohen

05/24/07

The shared pretense of the White House and Democratic leaders is that funding the Iraq occupation is somehow a program on behalf of the troops. Like a subsidy for family farmers. … What Democrats need to be saying, repeatedly, is that it’s Bush/Cheney who abandoned several thousand US troops to avoidable deaths in a disastrous occupation, and tens of thousands to horrible injuries. And that they’re willing to abandon still more troops to unnecessary death and injury. … As Military Families Speak Out says: ‘Funding the war is not supporting our troops. The way to support our troops is to bring them home now and take care of them when they get here’...

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052407K.shtml



No peace, more spending

Disloyal Opposition
by J.D. Tuccille

05/24/07

Tell me please, what value was there in tossing the Republicans out of the congressional majority and handing the Democrats control ... party leaders are going to use their new position of power to roll over on the war in Iraq? Of course, that’s not all they did; they also managed to trade away any hope for a timetable on ending the war for billions of dollars in spending on their pet programs. Hooray for the new boss; same as the old boss. And so much for the promises of fiscal discipline and anti-war passion the new crop of Democrats offered up during the last election cycle...

//www.tuccille.com/blog/2007/05/no-peace-more-spending.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Some Democrats Call War Funding Vote "Capitulation"

Congress passed a $120 billion Iraq war funding bill backed by President Bush on Thursday night as Democrats splintered over what some are calling "capitulation."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052507K.shtml



Who Voted to Continue Funding the Occupation

A state-by-state list of who in the US Senate and House of Representatives voted to continue funding Bush's occupation of Iraq.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052507L.shtml

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Dems Back Down, Approve War Money
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/25/1441/

We Gave Them Our Hearts, They Gave Him A Blank Check
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/05/25/1447/

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Attention Democrats: I Told You So! Would You Like to Wake Up Now?

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Informant: reggie501

From ufpj-news

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Iraq: May the Quagmire Remain!

If you believe Middle East official discourse, everyone deplores the American presence in Iraq and everyone calls for an immediate departure.... And yet, between the words expressed and hidden intentions, there is a chasm. The region's states and political groups, pushed by their public opinion, will scarcely admit it, but they have no desire to see the Americans withdraw any time soon.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/052507G.shtml

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How Many More Will Congress Leave to Die?
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Democrats sell out troops, Congress votes to waste $100 billion more in Iraq
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