Skip to comments.Democrats Not Backing Down on Iraq
Posted on 05/04/2007 11:11:36 AM PDT by SmithL
WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Congressional Democrats have signaled they're not ready to back down in their confrontation with President Bush on Iraq, spurring Republicans to accuse them of causing political gridlock.
Bush and Congress have been discussing a possible compromise on a war spending bill needed to finance combat operations through September. The president demands the money without strings attached and so far has found strong Republican support. But Democrats say Bush eventually will have to accept some conditions on the U.S. commitment in Iraq because of the war's unpopularity among voters.
For the first time, Bush dispatched his top aides to Capitol Hill this week to sit down with Democratic leaders to discuss the war.
"It has taken almost four and a half years, but it appears the president finally is willing to consider what most Americans and members of Congress have long known: we must change course in Iraq and move toward a strategy that will make our country more secure," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in a statement released Friday.
Negotiations are expected to continue early next week. Unclear is whether a compromise could be struck.
In a flash of defiance, House Democratic leaders on Thursday weighed a proposal that would guarantee the war money only through July. After that, Congress could block additional money from being spent if the Iraqi government does not meet certain political and security goals.
The proposal, not yet endorsed and outlined for only a few members, would be a direct challenge to the president and could prompt another presidential veto.
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A creative, energetic and informative 527 ads could re energize the public will and turn sentiment in favor of staying on the offensive in a relatively short time period.
It is just a matter of taking a systematic and coherent WOT supporting 527 ad campaign to the American public.
Touting our successes (like what is developing in Anbar), touting why we must stay on the offensive and why we are in this fight to begin with....Along with showing the DEM leadership for who they really are and how they cannot be trusted with national security issues. They are simply non-serious when it comes to such issues....
Those in the base / grassroots would only ad to such a WOT supporting 527 coffers in short time frame once it was up and running....
The Dims are not backing down when it comes to running away.
Dems not backing down on backing down.
“dems not backing down on iraq”
should read; “dems standing tall in defense of their al qaeda allies in the mideast. will use the same tactics as they did in defense of their north vietnamese and viet cong allies during the vietnam war”
Right! They are standing firm on their position to back down. /s
A US victory is a Dem defeat.
Sell War Bonds now. If each of the 62 million people who voted for the President each bought $500 worth, that would be $31B right there. Some patriotic Democrats would also support the troops despite the President’s party affiliation. Lastly, some wealthy patriots would buy larger bonds. Perhaps, together, we could reach $70B.
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