War Funding "Victory," Bizarro-Style

Maya Schenwar, of Truthout: "At first glance, it seems like a shocking triumph for the antiwar movement: After five years of war, the House of Representatives finally voted down a war funding bill on Thursday afternoon, while simultaneously passing a provision to set a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq. The catch? The 'triumph' was engineered by House Republicans, most of whom voted 'present' on the funding bill, which would have provided $168.4 billion for operations for Iraq and Afghanistan. If the Republicans had voted for the funding, as they usually do, the 85 Democrats who voted 'yea' would've easily tipped the boat in the war funds' favor."

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