Skip to comments.Pelosi: Bush and His Republican Allies Are Preventing Extra Funds from Reaching Our Troops
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 Bushs 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.
Interesting! She didn’t use the words ‘failure’ or ‘lost.’
Even Pelosi can’t be that stupid to believe her own words. It sounds (is) so obviously phony and artificial. Un-freaking-believable.
Delusions of mediocrity..........
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!!!!
I thought this is what they have always wanted. Friggin idiots!
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.
Pelosi has led the Democrats into a political dead end.
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.
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.
This is the same tactic the islamofascists use: They kill an innocent and blame us for it.
Down is Up and Black is White.
She REALLY is that stupid.
Just another reason why I hate democrats.