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Monday, May 21, 2007

Are the Dems Blinking On Iraq War Funding?

Hmm... after all the bloviating about standing firm and not giving President Bush a blank check for the Iraq War, have the Dems blinked? AP is reporting the following...

In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs, officials said Monday.

While details remain subject to change, the measure is designed to close the books by Friday on a bruising veto fight between Bush and the Democratic-controlled Congress over the war. It would provide funds for military operations in Iraq through Sept. 30, the end of the fiscal year.

Unfortunately it looks like the Dems are going to attach one of their pet bills to the funding...

The legislation would include the first federal minimum wage increase in more than a decade, a top priority for the Democrats who took control of Congress in January, the officials added.

No word about American Samoa's inclusion in the minimum wage bill.

Of course the IDS crowd is calling this a trade-off between President Bush and the Dems for the Immigration Bill. And we thought that DU led the pack with conspiracy theories...

Thank you President Bush for standing firm against the Dems over the Iraq War Funding and showing them what true leadership is.

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