House Democrats are at it again. Promising what they are unwilling to deliver.
From REUTERSOf course, it's "let's give it one try" for the Dems.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's request for nearly $200 billion more to fund the Iraq war will not be approved unless it is linked to a plan to bring home U.S. combat troops by January 2009, the head of the House appropriations committee said on Tuesday.
Rep. David Obey, a Wisconsin Democrat, told a news conference his panel would not even consider the war funding request until early 2008, by which time he estimates funding for military operations will have run out. Defense Secretary Robert Gates recently outlined the request to Congress.
Democrats, who have majorities in both houses of Congress, have repeatedly tried but failed to force the Bush administration to bring U.S. troops home from the Iraq war, which began in March 2003. While the House has approved demands for troops to come home, the more narrowly divided Senate has gridlocked over the issue.If this bill is as efficient as previous bills passed by Congress, we can expect to see the first troops home somewhere in 2016. Unless a "War Extension" bill is then introduced. Just another thing that the government doesn't do well.
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