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  •  But who has the power to undeclare war? (0+ / 0-)

    And to undeclare a war that was never declared in the first place?

    There would be constituional questions involved here, certainly.  A lack of a funding bill does not order the troops out-it simply doesn't pay for them.  And there are current laws that continue funding in that situation (troops are overseas but Congress won't pay for them).  The other alternative is they stay there, they just starve to death because all support is cut off from them.  If there was a veto proof majority in both Houses in favor of withdrawal, this wouldn't be a question.  But since there isn't, it's up to Bush to order them home.  A lack of a funding bill doesn't do that.

    •  they guy who holds the wallet (0+ / 0-)

      That'd be us.

      I'd like Bush to keep the war going without the money.

      I'd very much like to see him try that.

      Really, I would.

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      by Lenny Flank on Sat Dec 22, 2007 at 06:30:47 PM PST

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      •  A lot of Democratic congressmen... (0+ / 0-)

        ...would not do that, since they keep saying they "support the troops".  Not giving the troops food or bullets isn't going to be seen as "supporting the troops".

        The solution to getting out of Iraq is by electing a Democratic president in 2008.  And bitching about the Democratic congress hurts that goal.  So, every time somebody yells at the Democratic congress for not being able to do the impossible, they hurt their stated goal.

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