The Battle for Iran's Peace begins right here.
Do not change the meaning of this bill. It is true, the troops are funded at least through June, so there is no hurry. Place an audit trail on that money and pull out the contractors. That's the big issue they aren't talking about. They want that money 'no strings attached' to start that other campaign.
The timetable for withdrawal from Iraq is an immediate diversionary issue. Make Bush turn down the money. Make him say no to veterans care. He will vote against the troops. MAKE HIM DO IT. Make him come up with the excuses. Tell him, "You had the money Bub and YOU turned it down. Your 'timetable for withdrawal rhetoric' is a lie and the American people know it. It will not embolden the terrorists as you say. The Iraqi's are so tired of violence they need some respite, so it may in fact actually bring peace to Iraq."
When he does veto it, prepare for push-push, rush-rush pressure to get "the troops" that money. The longer you hold out, the tighter the Iran window will get. And whatever happens don't just hand him the money without requiring specific auditing to ensure the money goes where it is supposed to go. I say again, Do not just hand him the money without requiring specific auditing to ensure the money goes where it is supposed to go. Just handing him the money with 'no strings attached' will ensure this group starts their third dirty war. This time with Democrats in charge of Congress.
So whatever happens, do not just hand him the money 'no strings attached'. Do not just hand him a blank check. Do not give him the ability to wage war on Iran. Do not get bullied into giving him the money to do what he wants to do: Bomb Iran. You know he wants to do it; McCain wants to do it; all the war criminals want to do it; because it is all they have left. Don't do it. Don't hand him the means to wage another illegal war.
The writing is on the wall. All the chess pieces are in place. The surge is the counterattack/blocking and screening force. The extra carriers are in position to carry out 24 hour OPS. The media story is set to roll. Covert operations are set. Deals are cut. Plans are in place. But they cannot hold in place forever.
Piss them off. Hold out. Don't give in. Innocent lives hang in the balance. Look at your own children and imagine them with missing arms and legs with their faces writhing in pain. Screaming, "Mommy! Mommy!" or "Daddy! Daddy! Please help, it hurts!" as they pass away right in front of your eyes. Their tears mixing with their blood. If this picture thrills you, then give Bush and Cheney the money. But if you do, I will lose all respect you.
I sent the warning and you know it's true. If I was in your place I would scream out the truth to all. Give Bush and Cheney the money and the deaths of innocents are on your hands. I will not participate in blood stains that will last forever.