Monday, March 26, 2007

Micromanaging Defeat

I thought that the Libs were going off the deep end by putting a firm date on withdrawal as that is handing victory to the terrorists who could just hide and wait. However, there is a provision in the Democratic Defeat Act that passed the House on Friday that is even more dangerous were it to pass.

In Chapter 9, Sec 1901, Part b it reads:

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed Services at least 15 days in advance of the deployment that the unit is fully mission capable.

Are you kidding me!!! That is the epitome of overstepping their Constitutional limits by telling the President and the military commanders that they must notify Congress 15 days prior to any deployment. You can't fight a war like that!!! Can you imagine if this passed? We receive intelligence on a target in Iraq and the best unit to carry out the operation is in Kuwait. They would have to wait 15 DAYS before they would be able to act on it. That is absolutely ridiculous.

They knew full well that by putting completely insane provisions like that in the bill it would never pass. This is the slow bleed strategy that they hope instead of having to vote to defund the troops they will try to delay funding as long as possible through political games. Very sad indeed!


Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I'm just so glad Bush is vowing to veto this.

Cajun Tiger said...

That's the saddest part of this. They knew it had no chance of becoming law but they did it anyway just to gain political points by using the troops as pawns. I promise you will see ads next year trying to paint Repubs as weak on defense b/c they voted against a bill to fund the troops when they know full well the reason they voted against it had nothing to do with funding.

If they had an ounce of guts they would hold a vote to cut off all funding to the war b/c that is what they really want, but know it would be political suicide.

Skye said...

A veto is the right treatment for this disease.