Friday, March 23, 2007

Iraq Spending Bill - Camp Votes No

The Iraq supplemental bill, which sets a certain date for withdrawing our troops from Iraq, passed out of the U.S. House today. Unsurprisingly, Dave Camp voted against the bill and to continue the war.

But U.S. Rep. Dave Camp, R-Midland, said the legislation would micromanage the war and send a signal to enemies of the United States that "they simply need to hold on a little longer to win."

Camp would prefer no exit strategy or accountability for the war. All the more reason to fire him come November 2008.

Friday, March 02, 2007

When is protecting our troops “anti-troop?”

Answer: when the Republicans–the ones who are lockstep with Bush’s muddled non-plan for his war in Iraq–say it is. Here is a question for you: if a member of your family was about to be sent to Iraq, wouldn’t you want him or her to have the best available equipment? Of course you would. This is why Representative Jack Murtha (who is a Vietnam veteran) is pushing a plan in Congress that prohibits President Bush from sending more of our sons and daughters to Iraq if they are not well-equipped.

Strangely, the Republicans in Congress are calling Murtha’s plan “anti-troop.” Anti-troop? Hmmm. By this reasoning, putting our children in car seats to protect them shows that we are anti-automobile. Or inoculating them against childhood diseases means we are anti-God (after all, we might be interfering with God’s will).

Either the Republicans have lost their ability to reason, or they value ideology over the lives of our sons and daughters. You might call Representative Dave Camp (his toll free numbers is: 1-800-342-2455) and ask him what he values most: the lives of our troops or sticking with the President‘s failed policy.

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