Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Give Us No Pork, We Give You No War Funding

I have to start a list of the most outrageous statements made by Democrats in regards to our nation's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the larger war on terror. Today, making an addition to that list has to be David Obey, who in a fit of pique that the White House will not sign a bill containing massive amounts of pork, has decided to get even by withholding funds to prosecute the wars in Iran and Afghanistan. As reported in the Washington Post, upon learning that the White House would not approve a bill with 11 billion dollars in domestic spending above what the President had requested, House Appropriations Chairman David Obey said. "I was willing to listen to the argument that we ought to at least add more for Afghanistan, but when the White House refuses to compromise, when the White House continues to stick it in our eye, I say to hell with it."

As our soldiers put their lives at risk in Iraq and Afghanistan, this is how the Democrats support our troops. This is beyond shameless.

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