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  •  It's absolutely necessary to prefund (0+ / 0-)

    the first 6 months of the new President's term. As long as Republicans have at least 40% of the Senate, they will block any funding to be used to bring the troops home, or even for PLANNING to bring the troops home. All their rhetoric about not second-guessing the CiC or "tying the President's hands in a time of war" will fly out the window the minute a Democrat takes the oath of office.

    Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. - John Stuart Mill

    by vulcangrrl on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 09:47:29 AM PDT

    •  Withdrawal is cheaper than occupation (0+ / 0-)

      If Bush can argue that Congress can't force him to bring the troops home, then Obama can certainly argue that Congress can't force him to keep the troops there.

      We're pro-choice on everything! - Libertarian slogan

      by CA Libertarian on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 10:27:57 AM PDT

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      •  You are right - (0+ / 0-)

        but Republicans are not bound by facts and logic. They have shown over and over again that they care about scoring political points and throwing taxpayer money at their campaign contributers more than they care about keeping the country safe or supporting the troops.  Obama can argue all he wants, but Republicans won't listen. They would refuse ANY funding and leave our troops in the field forever without reinforcements or ammunition, just to make a Dem President look weak.

        Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives. - John Stuart Mill

        by vulcangrrl on Wed Apr 30, 2008 at 11:56:38 AM PDT

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