Friday, April 20, 2007

Some Democrats still live in fear of a veto

From The Hill, we learn that there are still Congressional Democrats willing to undermine their party's negotiating position on the Iraq war supplemental bill.
But other Democrats were already preparing for what to do after President Bush vetoes the watered-down bill. Democratic leadership aides confirmed that some key leaders are looking at a two-month supplemental to keep military operations funded.

“We’re not going to let funding expire,” said Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), an appropriator. “The administration will play chicken with the welfare of our troops, but we will not.”
These Democrats fail to understand that George Bush isn't interested in compromise and doesn't care if his blank check comes in a single lump sum or in a half-dozen supplementals. Caving in to the president, publicly, before even forcing him to veto the bill, allows him to ignore Congress completely.

Congressman Moran's plan guarantees that we'll be repeating this exercise every two-months, instead of getting it worked out now.

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