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Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops
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Posted on 11/30/2007 8:26:54 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Press Releases Contact: Brendan Daly/Nadeam Elshami 202-226-7616 For Immediate Release 11/29/2007 Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today in response to President Bush’s remarks this afternoon at the Pentagon:

“Earlier this month, Congress approved nearly a half trillion dollars for the Department of Defense. Just two weeks ago, House Democrats passed $50 billion in additional funding for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. We have provided every penny that is currently necessary to fund Defense Department operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world. It is President Bush and his Republican allies in the Senate who are preventing extra funds from reaching our troops.

“The President opposes the House bill because it requires our troops to be fully trained and fully equipped before they are deployed, establishes a goal of December 2008 for the completion of the redeployment of our forces from Iraq, and prohibits torture as an interrogation technique for the U.S. government.

“Rather than explain to the American people why he objects to those provisions, the President and Republican Senators have prevented the Senate from even considering the bill. Today at the Pentagon, the President spoke of the need for Congress to work together to ensure that our troops and their families have the support they need. In that spirit, I call upon the President to instruct Senate Republicans to stop blocking consideration of the House funding bill. It is their obstruction that is producing the uncertainty for our troops and their families that the President voiced concern about today.

“The President also spoke of the need to modernize our military. The single biggest obstacle to improving our military capabilities is the war in Iraq, which has plunged military readiness to levels not seen since the Vietnam War. Reducing the number of American troops in Iraq as called for in the House funding bill is essential if the military readiness crisis is to be resolved.

“Our brave men and women in uniform have done everything that has been asked of them in Iraq and Afghanistan. Democrats are committed to providing them everything they need to do their jobs and to care for their families.”


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; chutzpah; nancypelosi; pelosi; troops; yap; yapyap; yapyapyapyapyap
unbelievable....
1 posted on 11/30/2007 8:26:56 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting! She didn’t use the words ‘failure’ or ‘lost.’


2 posted on 11/30/2007 8:28:12 AM PST by avacado
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s insane.


3 posted on 11/30/2007 8:28:45 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: Sub-Driver

childish


4 posted on 11/30/2007 8:29:44 AM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

Even Pelosi can’t be that stupid to believe her own words. It sounds (is) so obviously phony and artificial. Un-freaking-believable.


5 posted on 11/30/2007 8:29:55 AM PST by SolidWood ("I knew my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.")
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To: Sub-Driver
I thought it odd we have not had these constant stream of press releases of late from Reid and Pelosi - I wish they would start sending them out regularly again.
6 posted on 11/30/2007 8:30:22 AM PST by SF Republican
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To: Sub-Driver
Congress approval ratings are headed for SINGLE DIGITS, and she is the token female LEADER !

ROFL

7 posted on 11/30/2007 8:33:07 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: Sub-Driver

Delusions of mediocrity..........


8 posted on 11/30/2007 8:33:28 AM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: SolidWood

9 posted on 11/30/2007 8:34:35 AM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pentagon plan for funding crisis created by lib dems:
1) lay off all civilian workers in lib dem districts.
2) suspend or cancel all military contracts in lib dem districts
3) suspend opereations at all bases in lib dem districts. Immediately relocate said operations and personnel to friendlier conservative districts.
4) Sit back and enjoy the show!!!!


10 posted on 11/30/2007 8:35:13 AM PST by joe fonebone (When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout)
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To: Sub-Driver
Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops

I thought this is what they have always wanted. Friggin idiots!

11 posted on 11/30/2007 8:36:31 AM PST by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: Sub-Driver
Does anyone pay any attention to what this nitwit Pelosi says?

I've known so many nutty hippies--and other mindless nutcases--who blather forth absurdities that everyone politely and condescendingly receives, ignores, and continues with the conversation as though it had not been interrupted.

12 posted on 11/30/2007 8:36:35 AM PST by Savage Beast ("History is not just cruel. It is witty." ~Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi has led the Democrats into a political dead end.


13 posted on 11/30/2007 8:37:27 AM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Sub-Driver
As I understand it, the bill is being held up because of some “poison pill” amendment that Nancy included with it. Something that was sponsored by the Hispanic lobby (can’t remember the specifics right off the top of my head).
14 posted on 11/30/2007 8:38:23 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Thompson / Hunter in 2008)
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To: Sub-Driver

Say it Pelosi, it’s a bill with strings attached, pulling out forces from Iraq should not be a condition of providing funding. Allow our troops to leave Iraq as winners.


15 posted on 11/30/2007 8:38:27 AM PST by psjones (u)
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To: Sub-Driver

I’d say the people could see right through this but an earlier post today said 1 in 4 still thinks we’re losing in Iraq.


16 posted on 11/30/2007 8:39:05 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is the same tactic the islamofascists use: They kill an innocent and blame us for it.


17 posted on 11/30/2007 8:39:55 AM PST by SlowBoat407 (Free commerce is the only just way to redistribute wealth.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Down is Up and Black is White.


18 posted on 11/30/2007 8:40:43 AM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in Vietnam meant never having to say I was sorry......)
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To: SolidWood

She REALLY is that stupid.


19 posted on 11/30/2007 8:42:35 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Sub-Driver

Just another reason why I hate democrats.


20 posted on 11/30/2007 8:44:28 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s like the proverbial kid who kills his parents and pleads for mercy from the court for being an orphan.


21 posted on 11/30/2007 8:46:18 AM PST by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Once they started lying their way down that road they can’t stop.


22 posted on 11/30/2007 8:46:31 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatives live in the truth. Liberals live in lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Alternate headline:

Pelosi' Lips Move. Lies Spew Forth.
23 posted on 11/30/2007 8:47:13 AM PST by LIConFem (Thompson. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter Lifetime ACU Rating: 92 (any combo will do, fellas))
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To: Sub-Driver

“Democrats are committed to providing them everything they need to do their jobs and to care for their families.”....Hey there Pinocchio Pelosi, your nose is 8 feet long!


24 posted on 11/30/2007 8:48:41 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Sub-Driver

Pelosi is using the technique called “Projectioning.” It is a classic technique: “Acuse others of what you do”-Karl Marx.


25 posted on 11/30/2007 8:50:04 AM PST by jonrick46
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To: Sub-Driver

Dems are starting to squirm.

Great!


26 posted on 11/30/2007 8:55:24 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (No buy China!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see.......who has cost the troops the most....Bush...Pelosi.....Bush...Pelosi....hmmmm......I have to pick YOU Nan.


27 posted on 11/30/2007 8:55:45 AM PST by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: LIConFem
Pelosi' Lips Move. Lies Spew Forth.

Redundant headline. :-)

28 posted on 11/30/2007 9:07:59 AM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

The only thing she is good at is lieing.


29 posted on 11/30/2007 9:44:10 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: joe fonebone
2) suspend or cancel all military contracts in lib dem districts

In particular, Jack Murtha's district.

30 posted on 11/30/2007 9:48:47 AM PST by okie01
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To: Sub-Driver

31 posted on 11/30/2007 9:50:17 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Sub-Driver

I remember my grandfather saying to me when i was young, “don’t cross your eyes, it might get stuck”. Well, my grandfather was right - somewhat. Pelosi has made so many stupid statements that she is now “stuck on stupid”.


32 posted on 11/30/2007 9:59:27 AM PST by caisson71
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To: okie01

don’t we have bases in frisco? bases in massachusetts? bases in nevada? let your imagination go wild, and think of the possibilities......this could actually be fun, and think of the outcry when their constituents start bitchin’ about it.....


33 posted on 11/30/2007 10:04:39 AM PST by joe fonebone (When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout)
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To: Sub-Driver

She is a *unt!

LLS


34 posted on 11/30/2007 10:13:32 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (Support America, Kill terrorists, Destroy dims!)
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To: Sub-Driver
They are called "appropriations" for a reason, they have to be spent on the purpose specified. You may have a lot of money, but you can't move it without breaking the law.

It's a real BS statement on the Dems part and the media re co-conspiritors fro not calling "bullsheet". They keep telling us how they are the watch dogs. Neutered watch dogs...when it comes to the Dems who pat them on the head and say, "Nice doggies."

35 posted on 11/30/2007 10:16:14 AM PST by Doctor Raoul (Columbia = Ayatollah U.)
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Stupid people don’t know they’re stupid......because they’re stupid.

Nancy Pelosi is either unaware of just how stupid she is, or she thinks the rest of us are all deaf, dumb, blind and stupider then she is.


36 posted on 11/30/2007 10:20:20 AM PST by GloriaJane (http://www.download.com/gloriajane)
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To: GloriaJane

Pelosi is cut from the same cloth the rest of the sorry politians comes from!! She just stands out more because she speaks more often and continues to remove all doubt she is nuts


37 posted on 11/30/2007 10:35:46 AM PST by Mojohemi
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To: GloriaJane

Pelosi is cut from the same cloth the rest of the sorry politians comes from!! She just stands out more because she speaks more often and continues to remove all doubt she is nuts


38 posted on 11/30/2007 10:35:50 AM PST by Mojohemi
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To: Mojohemi

call the delete worker and tell him aisle three needs a delete


39 posted on 11/30/2007 10:37:58 AM PST by Mojohemi
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To: Sub-Driver

in the end times, good will be called evil and evil will be called good.


40 posted on 11/30/2007 10:38:42 AM PST by sappy
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