“Bush’s Veto will do what the Democrats should have done in the first place – block funding for the continued occupation of Iraq.” said Ron Hardy, Co-chair of the Wisconsin Green Party. “We call upon all our Congressional Representatives to vote no on any further funding of the Iraq War.”
Bush did what the Dems should have done in the first place, cut off funding for a senseless, illegal, immoral, and unconstitutional war. On this day I join the Green Party in saying you’ve done a hell of a job King George. Is this Boy George’s first veto, I can’t remember. If so let it be remembered his first veto was to stop funding of the war.
Howard Zinn said it best in the Progressive.
Ironically, and shockingly, the same bill appropriates $124 billion more funds to carry out the war. Its as if, before the Civil War abolitionists agreed to postpone emancipation of the slaves for a year, or two, or five years, and coupled this with funds to enforce the Fugitive Slave Act.
We’ll just have to wait and see if the Dems have any guts. The time is now to either go full throttle or get the hell out. I have heard enough crazy talk about bench marks, accountability, standards or whatever you want to call it. The time is now, and its time to get the hell out.