Thursday, March 08, 2007

Illness and Antidote

The surge as presented by El Presidente Bush for himself and President Cheney to the country is, it turns out (surprise surprise), another lie:

When the Bush administration announced its troop buildup in January, it said it was sending 21,500 troops to Baghdad and Anbar Province. Since then, the Pentagon has said that as many as 7,000 additional support troops would also be deployed, including some 2,200 additional military police that General Petraeus had asked for to handle an anticipated increase in detainees. These increases would bring the total number of American troops in Iraq to around 160,000.

The country is getting antsy for a solution -- they voted in November and the Dems are on 2 months in Congress having a clear majority in the House and with barely a majority in the Senate -- and a couple friends of mine are starting to get annoyed with them.

However, they seem to have settled on a plan:

Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives have tentatively settled on a timetable and conditions for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, which they hope to attach to a $100 billion Iraq war spending bill, senior lawmakers said on Wednesday.

It's sure to be derided from the Right, GOP Fox News driven noise machine, the kind that is so desperately trying to get national sentiment on the side of a Presidential pardon for convicted perjurer Scooter Libby. And it will be hell to try and get through the Senate, if the GOP decide to filibuster against it.

I promise not to do their work for them. If passed, this will be the first ever type of control put on these corporate criminals for their ruinous, lying, thieving war.

Let's give every sympathetic legislator in Congress the backing to pass it.

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