October 2, 2007
Good news, bad news
First the good news. David Obey is listening and leading. He announced that the Appropriations Committee will not vote on the $190 billion supplemental request from Bush for the war in Afghanistan and the continued occupation of Iraq until next year. And, he added, after Bush changes policy. Good for you Dave Obey.
Obey and John Murtha will also offer a plan to pay for the war through a war tax. Predictably, Nancy Pelosi said no way. What is your plan to end the war, Speaker Pelosi?
Now the bad news. We may well be on the war track again. More and more people are ceonvinced the administration will bomb Iran, and Clinton, Edwards and Obama seem to be on board! Mike Gravel congratulated Joe Bidden and Chris Dodd for opposing the Lieberman/Kyle resolution to authorize, in essence, war with Iran. Standing three feet from Ms. Clinton in the Democratic debate, Gravel almost shouted, "I'm ashamed of you Hillary, for voting for it and Barack didn't even vote!" Hillary's response? Her patented raucous belly laugh. Is the strain getting to her? What's so damned funny? How does one laugh at the proposed attack on Iran?
When Amy Goodman asked Seymour Hersh why Hillary was taking this position, Hersh responded without hesitation, "Lots of Jewish money from New York. And many agree with Israel that Iran is a threat." Rather bold, Seymour.
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