Tuesday, April 24, 2007

If you don't pass the bill I want, I'll harm the troops

Anonymous Liberal nails it on the Iraqi supplemental spending bill:

As I pointed out a few weeks ago, there is no logical reason why the cutting off of war funding has to result in increased danger to our troops. Bush wants us to believe that a reduction in funding will somehow inevitably result in troops running out of ammo in the middle of a firefight or running out of fuel in the middle of a patrol. But that's nonsense. The only way that would happen is if President Bush were to react to the funding shortfall (which he would be responsible for creating) by insisting that the war continue on unchanged, without any of the necessary supplies.

Bush is acting like a petulant child holding his breath until his face turns blue because his Mommy won't give him what he wants. In this case, however, other people's lives are on the line. What really scares me about this situation is that I have no doubt that Bush will really leave the troops there to fight and die when the money runs out even though it would be his own actions causing it. It's time the MSM and the Democrats change the framing on this. If Bush vetoes the supplemental and allows the money to run out, then the blood will be on his hands if he chooses to leave the troops in place.

No comments: