As Barb notes below, the supplemental appropriations bill that's on its way is far from perfect. But while we quibble over the various methods of forcing the daylight of reality through the president's tightly clenched eyelids, his Republican apologists in Congress are fighting to prevent The Decider from having to do any hard Decidin'.

Witness Republican Jerry Lewis attempting to kill even the minimal requirement that the Pretzelnit fess up to what he's doing when he rotates untrained, unrested, and unarmored troops back into combat. But better yet, witness Jack Murtha put the troop haters to shame -- if that's actually something they can feel, that is.

Regardless of how tough we think we want this bill to be, remember that the bottom line is that Republicans want it to be the cakewalk the actual war never turned out to be.

Because Republicans are weak on supporting the troops.

UPDATE: Kudos to the Speaker and House Dems, who recognize the importance of getting us video like this as it happens. Rapid response is always worth the investment.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 10:53 AM PDT.

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