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  •  Bush threatened to veto the $87B himself (none)
    If you recall, W himself threatened to veto the $87 billion to pay for his war.

    Of the $87 billion, remember that $67 billion was for the troops and $20 billion was for Iraq reconstruction.  Given what preceded, no one in Congress trusted BushCo not to screw up the reconstruction. So, it was proposed to make the $20 Billion as loans to Iraq rather than as a grant (another proposal was 50/50% loans/grants).  Bush threatened to veto the bill if it was passed with any portion of the reconstruction as loans, thus depriving the troops of $67 billion of support.

    Why does Geoge W. Bush hate our troops so much?

    (I don't recall whether it was this funding request or another for Iraq, but there was one that Bush threatened to veto if it involved rolling back any of his tax giveaways to the wealthy.  Again, why does W. hate our troops?)

    "Those who betray the trust...are, in my view, the most insidious of traitors." - George HW Bush

    by DavidW in SF on Wed Aug 04, 2004 at 08:32:19 PM PDT

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    •  Money for the troops (none)
      There is such a good ad in this little story.

      "You may have heard that John Kerry voted against supporting the troops.

      But here's what Kerry voted for ... yadda yadda.

      And here's what he voted against ... yaddda yadda.

      Now George W. Bush threatened to veto the first bill because it would roll back tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans.

      So it's really a question of priorities.  Which do you value more: tax-cuts for the wealthy ... or body armour for the troops?

      John Kerry knows which side he's on."

      •  One thing i didn't see mentioned here (3.50)

        "We have met the enemy and he is us" Pogo

        by rurallib on Wed Aug 04, 2004 at 10:38:21 PM PDT

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