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January 15, 2007

Murtha Proposes Bill To Choke Funding For Surge

Murtha proposes bill to choke funding for surge

Washington Times ( for complete article)

Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, yesterday announced plans to introduce legislation that would cut off funding for President Bush's proposed surge of American troops into Baghdad.

"I think our hearings will show that even Republicans will vote with us when the bill finally comes up," Mr. Murtha, chairman of the Appropriations defense subcommittee, said during an appearance on ABC's "This Week."
Mr. Murtha said that he doesn't think Democrats can stop Mr. Bush from instituting the first wave of a troop surge, but that his panel will be able to pass legislation to stop further waves within a month. "I don't know how many troops they can get in the field before we get our bill up and passed in the Congress," he said.
But Mr. Murtha told ABC, "We're going to have extensive hearings, and we're going to look at exactly how much money he has."
"And we're going to try to change the direction of this war," he said.
White House spokesman Tony Snow told reporters last week that Mr. Bush already has the funds needed to support a troop surge. "Funding for the forces and to dispatch them to the region, it's already in the budget," he said. "So we're going to proceed with those plans."

Several Democrats, including Massachusetts Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, have proposed a nonbinding "disapproval" of a surge.

Wild Thing's comment.....

You know what I wish, I wish that our troops would not have to know about this stuff. I know that is not possible, but in my heart I would love if the only thing our troops heard about was total support and gratitude.

Murtha and choke in the same sentence. hmmmm just thinking here......

Posted by Wild Thing at January 15, 2007 12:44 AM


That's the CPC's Pelosi's hand up inside that pompous puppet manipulating him to doing her bidding.

Posted by: Jack at January 15, 2007 02:44 PM

We have 2 years of this nonsense and bipartisonship ahead of us. And, NO! It is not the fault of the voters. It is the fault of the Republican leadership. The voters just exercised their form of term limits for a bunch of politicians who violated their promises.

Lets hope that Bush gets tough, allows the military to do what it needs to do and that Bush starts exercising that veto power he has as the democraps try to run amok.

Posted by: TomR at January 15, 2007 02:45 PM

I meant partisonship.

Posted by: TomR at January 15, 2007 06:17 PM

Jack, Good one!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2007 12:01 AM

Tom, Yesss, I am praying so, and fingers are crossed and I think of it a lot every day. Let them alone, leave our military alone to do their thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 16, 2007 12:02 AM