Skip to comments.Reid threatens war money (bring home troops or .. OOOOoooo... Dusty threatens .. OOOOoooo.. )
Posted on 11/13/2007 10:45:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that Democrats won't approve more money for the Iraq war this year unless President Bush agrees to begin bringing troops home.
By the end of the week, the House and Senate planned to vote on a $50 billion measure for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The bill would require Bush to initiate troop withdrawals immediately with the goal of ending combat by December 2008.
If Bush vetoes the bill, "then the president won't get his $50 billion," Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made a similar statement last week in a closed-door caucus meeting.
The tough rhetoric does not necessarily foretell another veto showdown with Bush on the war. Similar legislation has routinely fallen short of the 60 votes needed to overcome procedural hurdles in the Senate. It is possible the upcoming bill will sink, in which case Democrats would probably wait until next year to revisit the issue.
But their remarks reflect an emerging Democratic strategy on the war: Force congressional Republicans and Bush to accept a timetable for troop withdrawals, or turn Pentagon accounting processes into a bureaucratic nightmare.
oooohhhhh, I’m so scared...Reid threatened to do something....
If Bush vetoes the bill, “then the president won’t get his $50 billion,” Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference.
Its NOT BUSH’S MONEY, YOU TRAITOR!!! It’s OUR money and WE support the troops.
Bring it on Dingy.
Harry hasn’t noticed we’re winning in Iraq. It will soon show up in the polls despite the best effort of the MSM.
If I were Bush, I’d bring Petraous home and get him on TV
Be like holding a cross to Dracula. Harry and nasty Nancy would melt.
The surge is working and Bush is bringing troops home! So what is this little sad jackass going to whine about next!
If these two anti American scumbags think they have the votes for this, someone should ask them why these votes have not gotten them over the top so far and they are 0 for 40?
This stunt will help get the ratHouse an approval rating under 10!
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