Republicans Vote Against Funding Troops in Iraq

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    http://www.marketwatch.com/news/sto...x?guid={4F72C9E6-2F70-435E-AF75-A2FD18C9F022}

    Why won't the Republicans fund our troops? Eveindently politics are more important to them than our troops in harm's way.

    Now President Bush is going to veto funding our troops? Evidently he didn't see the news on election night this past November and would prefer to stick to his ideological battle instead of working for the will of the people.
     
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    I think this was the PERFECT strategy for the democrats. They dont want to cut off funding but, they want our troops home by next year so this answers both problems. And if the president veto's this, he will look like someone who just wants the money to prolong his war past 2008, as if it matters....he's gone next year anyway. I think president Bush is trying really hard to make himself the worst president of all time before he leaves office. And the democrats are trying to bring our troops home by the time he leaves. Next year will literally be a new era, a new start, and a breath of much needed fresh air.
     
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    Well let me see. I spent 8 years without a President when clinton lived in the White House playing like he was a grownup President. Now I've had 8 years of the greatest President of all time, that will eventually go down in history as such, and there is no way I can live through another Presidential term, so I guess I am happy to have lived thru at least one great President's term. Thank you Mr. Bush.
     
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    Proof that old does not equal smart.
     
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    Yea, definitive proof.

    Anyway, its too bad merlin is one of the 30% that still support bush in america. But to go as far as saying he will be known as the greatest president of all time sounds like someone is on a little bit too much medication. Even Extreme Right wingers wouldnt say something like that. Your telling me Bush was better than Roosevelt? He was a REAL republican president, stopped over 100 monopolized buisines's from taking over the free market, had the panama canal created which to this day is offering mind blowing efficiency with trade. He was pushed away from his own party because and i quote "a majority of my party is more concerned about making money than helping the american people, thats why im taking matters into my own hands." -Teddy Roosevelt, Thats a true republican president. And your going to compare bush to Roosevelt? Kennedy? Lincoln?

    Even Clinton was much smarter, moderate, and peacefull. I hate when people say he was a bad president for getting head in the oval office. Who cares, United States experienced the longest period of peace-time economic expansion in its history under president clinton. In all honesty i think the lewinsky scandal fucked up democrats because the extreme conservatives (wannabe christians) got scared and didnt want that to happen again so they voted for Bush. Sometimes its so predicatable what americans will do.


    Thats sad, but I know im not going to convince you otherwise so, have a great last year of your favorite presidents last term, I cant wait for a real president to show up, if there are any left.
     
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    A more honest title would be "GOP votes against attaching earmarked pork to funding for our troops and setting them up for failure by giving the enemy a deadline to await their departure".
     
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    clinton smarter, moderate, and peacefully????? No indeed I'm not going to compare Bush to clinton or kennedy. I have too much respect for Bush than that. I hate to burst your bubble but clinton was dumb as a rock. He wouldn't even do anything when the enemy did attack us. He didn't have enough sense to. He was only peaceful because of his dumbness. His only claim to fame was creating a bunch of minimum paying jobs that put more people in the poor house. I agree with you on Roosevelt, but kennedy's only claim to fame was bedding down Marilyn Monroe and the Bay Of Pigs incident and if that hadn't happened he would have been kicked out of office before his term ended. lincoln was the most hated president (most hated man) in the United States until the 1930s when the Negros started their needed drive for equality. Then the people started quoting his illegal Emancipation Proclamation. He was about to be impeached because of it when he got killed. That is the only thing that stopped his impeachment proceedings. If this is all you know about Presidents, don't be trying to explain anything about them to any sensible thinking person with a brain. Your ignorance will show. I'm not saying you are stupid, because you're not, but you sure are ignorant of the facts.
     
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    You guys sure know how to spin shit. Republicans voted against a funding bill that included the Democrat surrender plan.
     
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    Surrender plan? Who said we lost the war? I thought we got rid of saddam and started democracy? Why wont anyone remember that we won the war already, and we are stuck in the middle of a CIVIL war. They hate us but that does not mean they will invade us! Everyone hates us! This war is over and democrats want out, bush wants to stay in becuase who knows, it could be profitable for several different company's. We won so there is no reason to stick around for longer than a year and a half, to help the iraqi's develope a police system. Thats it, nobody over there is going to invade us, infact why are we not occupying more of afganistan, you know the place where osama is, the poster child of terrorist.
     

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