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November 09, 2007

Pelosi Says No Money For Troops Unless Immediate Withdrawal

Pelosi Says No Money For Troops Unless Bush Starts Immediate Withdrawal

WASHINGTON (AP) for complete article

Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the House will vote as early as Friday on legislation that would pay $50 billion for the war in Iraq but require that President Bush start bringing troops home.

The money is about a quarter of the $196 billion requested by Bush. It would finance about four months of combat in Iraq, Pelosi told reporters on Thursday.

“There will be no blank check for the president,” she said at a Capitol Hill news conference.

The bill would set the requirement that troop withdrawals begin immediately.

The measure also sets a goal that combat end by December 2008. After that, troops left behind should be restricted to a narrow sets of missions, namely counterterrorism, training Iraqi security forces and protecting U.S. assets.

Bush rejected a similar measure in May, and Democrats lacked the votes to override the veto.

Pelosi said the bill also would require that the government rely on an Army field manual when conducting interrogations.The field manual makes no mention of waterboarding, a harsh technique that simulates drowning and is believed to have been used by the CIA.

Since taking control of Congress in January, Democrats have struggled to challenge the president on the war. Holding a shaky majority, they lack the votes to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate or override a presidential veto.

Pelosi’s measure will likely scrape by the House, but become hamstrung in the Senate over Republican objections. Buoyed by recent progress in Iraq, where enemy attacks have declined but political efforts remain in a stalemate, GOP lawmakers are more hopeful than ever that the war is turning a corner. They oppose setting a timetable for troop withdrawals.

Republicans also would likely oppose applying Defense Department interrogation standards government-wide because it would limit the CIA’s use of aggressive techniques against high-value terrorism suspects.

On Thursday, the House and Senate were on track to approve $460 billion in annual military spending, as well as a stopgap funding measure to keep the rest of the government running through mid- December.

Without the $50 billion for combat operations, the Defense Department would have to transfer money from less urgent spending accounts to keep the wars afloat.

Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, the top Republican on the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, predicts the Army would run out of money entirely by January if Congress does not approve some war money.


Wild Thing's comment........

Pelosi at it again sending the terrorist’s a message, hang in there while I try to assure defeat.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 12:55 AM


What an F'N treasonous female dog! Where's the outrage?

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 9, 2007 05:28 AM

What a bitch!
Is this what she thinks of America?
That we can only be LOSERS?
What's wrong with winning once in awhile?
Nazi and her cohorts would have been run out on a rail during WWII for thinking like this. But some liberal media personnel decided it was time to speak for all America and the dummycraps began to believe it.
I am the only one who can speak for me and I want to WIN!
And we are. Nazi is just pissed off because we ARE winning and it makes her agenda look bad.

Posted by: Lynn at November 9, 2007 10:55 AM

Sites like this have just not been able to grasp the current reality.
MSM has only one agenda PROFITS

Posted by: John Ryan at November 9, 2007 11:52 AM

Darth she is horrible, thank God I never have to thank a politician for my freedom. And God bless our troops and Veterans for our Land of the Free.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 12:02 PM

Lynn that is just what she is a bitch. Your so right, Pelosi is soooo upset because our troops are doing great.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 12:03 PM

John Ryan,LOL so what else is new about MSM. There is nothing at all wrong with wanting to make a profit I am all for it. That is the American way, what is NOT the American way is to bash our troops, to slander and slant the news about our troops. To keep news of their success from being mentioned, for their promoting Islam by NOT telling the truth about it.....NOW THAT is NOT the American way nor is it Patriotic in any sense of the word.

This blog and hundreds of others KNOW this and it is amazing that YOU sir do not.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 12:06 PM

Didn't the Republican majority Congress fund Clinton's unnecessary involvement in the Balkans because American troops lives were at stake! And, their deployment was only supposed to last a year. So, twelve years later, they are sill there.

John Ryan - the MSM has a political agenda. And it is costing them profits. Most of the MSM is on the decline

Posted by: TomR at November 9, 2007 12:14 PM

Just as our military and their families are the best that this country has to offer, Nancy Pelosi and her looney left family of Defeatocrats are the worst that this country has to offer. All they ever do is whine, complain, and criticize. They never fix anything or make things better.

As far as the former monopoly MSM goes, they are being bitch-slapped day after day by the many purveyors of truth on the Internet such as the PC Free Zone Gazette.

Posted by: Les at November 9, 2007 05:25 PM

Tom exactly they sure did fund it, I would love for someone to confront Pelosi about that too. Your right our troops are still there too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 11:54 PM

Les thank you, and your right, they only know how to complain and whine and never solve any problems.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 9, 2007 11:57 PM

...+ John Ryan + ... is a left-wing blow hard on The Pirates Cove, Still Stacy and Right Wing Sparkle. Now he's wandered out of the Black Hole and Uranus solar systems and has pitched his CNN and MoveOver.Orgy talking points here in BEAR NATION! Enjoy his stats and polls and 'Death To America' views...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 10, 2007 12:20 AM

Darth thank you so much. He tried to comment again tonight and I had enough of him so I didn't ok it. I tire of lefties very fast.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 10, 2007 04:45 AM

PS: I despise the John Ryans in the media, in my neighborhoods, in the workplace, in local and state government, in Hollywood and our music industries, in our PRISONS, and in our schools, colleges and universities! P U big time. They'd be the first to die in an islamic caliphate...

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at November 10, 2007 11:50 PM