The U.S. Senate passed the war-spending bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with no timetables for withdrawal 80-14 Thursday night, but the top two front-runners, Clinton and Obama in the Democrat Primary voted No.
Their votes Thursday night continued a shift in position for the two presidential hopefuls, both of whom began the year shunning a deadline for a troop withdrawal.
''I fully support our troops'' but the measure ''fails to compel the president to give our troops a new strategy in Iraq,'' said Clinton.
Yeah, new strategy, I guess she doesn’t know about the new Gen. in charge and the troop surge, which by the way is showing signs of improvement.
''Enough is enough,'' Obama, an Illinois senator, declared, adding that President Bush should not get ''a blank check to continue down this same, disastrous path.''
Right, and the troops shouldn’t get the money for the equipment that helps keep them alive. I guess if Obama or Clinton got there way we would start fighting al-Qaeda with a bag of rocks instead of bullets.
If this is the kind of support the troops the democrats want to give, they can keep it.
After the last democrat primary debate I stated that I do not agree with Obama’s position on Iraq, but I have the most respect for his position than any of the other candidates
“I opposed this war from the start because I thought it would lead to the disastrous conditions that we have seen,” he said, but he said he could not vote to cut off funding for troops once they were in the field.
Yeah well so much for that pledge…and Clinton well her position is even less respectable.
Clinton actually voted to authorize to send troops to Iraq, now she wants to abandon them and not give them the money they so desperately need.
This debate is not over either folks. The most critical votes on the war are likely to be cast in September when the House and Senate debate war funding for 2008. The September votes likely will come after Iraq war commander Gen. David Petraeus tells Congress whether Bush's troop buildup plan is working. Also due by September is an independent assessment of progress made by the Iraqi government.
You can guarantee the defeat-rats…I mean democrats will do everything they can to continue to embolden our enemies and make sure Iraq continues to be portrayed as a failure by September. It truly must be a proud moment in the history of the Democrat Party to realize that the success of your party is invested in the defeat of your country.
Poor Gen. Petaueus… he has lost before he even started.