In March, we applauded when Congress passed an Iraq spending bill that would impose timelines to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. Of course, Bush promptly vetoed it.
So what did Congress do in response? They rolled over and let the President have his way. They voted last evening to give him billions more of our tax dollars to continue the fiasco in Iraq. They voted for the wishes of George W. Bush over the wishes of the American people.
They were apparently afraid that they'd otherwise be accused of not supporting the troops. But today the best way to support the troops is to save them from their Commander-in-Chief.
Shame on Congress! How many more American troops will be killed or mutilated as a result of Congress's cowardice? How many more innocent Iraqi men, women, and babies will have to pay the same price?
See how your Representative voted. See how your Senators voted. And keep it in mind when you go to the polls next year.