Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Pentagon Wants $$$700 Billion!!!

Congress must outright reject this proposal from Defense Secretary Gates.

Reject it! That is crazy money. Let me offer 2 humble suggestions to our elected representatives. 1. Fund the Dept. of Defense at 2002 Levels. 2. Inform the Department of Defense that Emergency & Supplemental Funding Bills are no longer acceptable. Meaning the War in Iraq must be worked into the existing budget for the Department of Defense.

It is long past time for Congress to take a solid stance opposing the Iraq War. This can be done without strings attached, as President G.W. Bush wants. Cut off the funds.
The fact of the matter is these requested funds belong to the tax payers, therefore how can Secretary Gates justify this request while a majority of U.S. citizens desire an end to this 'misadventure' in the Middle East? Moreover, I pose another question: how can this new Democratic Congress, put in place not by their mass appeal but because of public opposition to the War in Iraq entertain such a motion?
Politicians in this matter are too politically correct and cautious. America is calling out for leadership.

This same week as I write this post, “the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 out of 275 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal”.

The citizens of America no longer support additional tax dollars moving outside of the United States to the citizens of Iraq void of binding benchmarks for success and absolute consequences for failure.


I hate to go off topic, but I just heard a GOP loyalist on the radio say that they believe “if we leave Iraq she’s afraid the terrorist will come after us”. Let me tell you something, fine. Fight the terrorist! I would support $700 Billion for that. Who attacked America on 9/11? It was neither Iraq nor its former dictator. Look here, WE (our beloved nation) has been at War in Iraq and politically at War at home. Can we all be sensible, how much longer will Iraq War supports tolerate incompetent leadership in President G.W. Bush, the Generals in Iraq, CIA and at the Pentagon? It is you whom are preventing the nation from ending this war and moving forward. You have my blog to defend your positions.
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