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  •  What the hell? Anyone catch this on Carl Levin? (0+ / 0-)

    From the AP:

    Levin: Senate will keep paying for Iraq

    WASHINGTON - The Senate will not stop paying for the
    Iraq war or relent from insisting that
    President Bush keep pressing the Baghdad government for a negotiated end to the violence, a top Democrat said Sunday.

    Michigan Sen. Carl Levin, the Senate Armed Service Committee chairman, took issue with an effort by Majority Leader Harry Reid to cut off money for the war next year as a way to end U.S. involvement.

    "We're not going to vote to cut funding, period," Levin said. "But what we should do, and we're going to do, is continue to press this president to put some pressure on the Iraqi leaders to reach a political settlement."

    Bush has asked Congress for more than $100 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan this year. The House and Senate have approved the money, but their bills seek to wind down the war by including timelines for troops to come home — something Bush will not accept.

    Please tell me it ain't so.  What leverage does Levin think he'll have with Bush if the war funding gets approved with no deadlines.  What the hell is going on?

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