Posted in Pictures, Main Blog (All Posts) on March 23rd, 2007 12:15 pm by HL
Saw this on Bartcop.com
Saw this on Bartcop.com
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House voted Friday to order
President Bush to bring combat troops home from
Iraq next year, a victory for Democrats in an epic war-powers struggle and Congress’ boldest challenge yet to the administration’s policy.
Ignoring a White House veto threat, lawmakers voted 218-212, mostly along party lines, for a binding war spending bill requiring that combat operations cease before September 2008, or earlier if the Iraqi government does not meet certain requirements. Democrats said it was time to heed the mandate of their election sweep last November, which gave them control of Congress.
“The American people have lost faith in the president’s conduct of this war,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record), D-Calif. “The American people see the reality of the war, the president does not.”
Republicans were almost completely unified in their fight against the bill, which they said was tantamount to admitting failure in Iraq.
And of course thats what the Republicans are all about not being able to admit the truth to themselves. Top Generals have said as recently as a few days ago that the war is lost and no amount of extra troops is going to make it better. But as long as Republicans don’t admit to themselves they were wrong (again) they can continue the boondoggle indefinitely, while they all continue to recieve their payoffs and kickbacks. Bush has threatened to veto, but if he does that he does not get his extra hundred billion.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Iranian naval vessels on Friday seized 15 British sailors and marines who had boarded a merchant ship in Iraqi waters of the Persian Gulf, British and U.S. officials said. Britain immediately protested the detentions, which come at a time of high tension between the West and
In London, the British government summoned the Iranian ambassador to the Foreign Office: “He was left in no doubt that we want them back,” Britain’s Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said after the meeting.
The U.S. Navy, which operates off the Iraqi coast along with British forces, said the British sailors appeared unharmed and that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard naval forces were responsible.
Britain’s Defense Ministry said the British Navy personnel were “engaged in routine boarding operations of merchant shipping in Iraqi territorial waters,” and had completed a ship inspection when they were accosted by the Iranian vessels.
So now the US/British forces are not as strong as the Iranian Navy. This sounds like a BS story to me. Is this the 9/11-Golf of Tonkin incident that Bush and Blair will use to start “Debacle 2 Iran: The Sequel” Where they will get their asses kicked by an Army that is 4 times the size of Iraqs. At least Bush will continue to rake in the cash until he gets out of office.