Monday, November 5, 2007

Dems to roll over, play dead, on Iraq with blank check

Raw Story reports that Congressional Dems are poised to pass an Iraq funding blank check:

"Democratic leaders continue to fear GOP attacks that cutting off or slowing funds would hurt the troops, despite anger among the Democratic base over the party’s failure to use Congress’ power of the purse to end the war," reports Roll Call’s Steven T. Dennis.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI) have said they won't consider a supplemental funding bill that doesn't include timelines for troop withdrawals. But, Dennis reports, "Democrats are quietly preparing to give the president enough spending flexibility to keep the war going anyway," for as long as six more months.

Is it any wonder that more and more true progressives are getting frustrated with the Democrats? I would mention third-party voting, but, of course, that would mean I have blood on my hands. (Sarcasm alert.)