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I predicted a Veto over a month ago and I am sticking by my belief that this requested money is to start the next phase of the neocon plan. Iran is in the crosshairs and this administration is running out of time.

Condi Rice tipped the administrations hand to Bob Schiffer.

Murtha's comments came after Secretary of State Condi Rice told host Bob Schieffer that Bush will not only veto any Iraq funding bill that sets a timetable for withdrawal but would also reject any bill that sets "benchmarks" for the Iraqi government.

Rice said the president would not agree to a plan that penalizes Baghdad if the Iraqi government fall shorts. To do so, she said, would remove the ability of Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq, and other leaders to do their jobs.

"What we don't want to do is to tie our own hands so that we cannot act creatively and flexibly to support the very policies in Iraq that we're trying to enforce," Rice said.

BushCo has very few good options left and a new war could energize the media propaganda machine and influence those prone to patriotic jingoism.

Rep Murtha has it right. If Bush Veto's this funding bill and refuses to deal with Congress, impeachment must be put back on the table. It is the only way to stop these arrogant self-centered, power hungry imperial elitists.

Originally posted to wolverine 06 on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:33 PM PDT.

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  •  Tip Jar (5+ / 0-)
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    Alma, ogre, antifa, willb48, JeffW

    Aye's for Murtha.

    Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

    by wolverine 06 on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:26:03 PM PDT

    •  An attack on Iran = immediate impeachment (2+ / 0-)
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      antifa, wolverine 06

      Though I expect Bush is probably delusional enough not to understand that.  

      That is a good reason why the Dems should not give in on the funding.  Full funding with no strings gives Bush too much room to start a war with Iran.  

      Events are in the Saddle and Ride Mankind - Emerson

      by deepsouthdoug on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:40:22 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Send back the same bill (1+ / 0-)
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        antifa

        As soon as that idiot vetos the one on his desk, send him another.  And at the same time, make damn sure we stay unified and keep repeating the truth:  The President has denied our troops the funding.

        dissent not only welcome... but encouraged

        by newfie53523 on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:42:27 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly (0+ / 0-)

        I believe they (the Dems) are using impeachment as a deterrance against a war with Iran. Much like we held the threat of nuclear weapons over Russia during the cold war. "You attack western Europe and we will counter with limited tactical nuclear strikes on your armies."

        Perhaps it is a universal truth that the loss of liberty at home is to be charged to provisions against danger, real or pretended from abroad. ~J. Madison

        by wolverine 06 on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 09:32:02 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  And Taking A Poke at Iran... (1+ / 0-)
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    antifa

    ...could finish the good name of the USA once and
    for all.

    I wish all the members of Congress could sse this...

    Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight.

    by JeffW on Mon Apr 30, 2007 at 07:30:33 PM PDT

  •  Who are the Dems who need earmarks (1+ / 0-)
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    antifa

    in the supplemental in order to vote with Pelosi? They are benefiting from the war - just like Halliburton and the other war profiteers!

  •  Quite the case . . . (0+ / 0-)

    Over at the White House, they don't discuss the Iraq War or the Afghanistan War so much as they discuss getting and keeping the whole Middle East under our sway.

    The original PNAC war plan was to establish US-friendly regimes in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and then on up into Turkmenistan and the Caspian Basin, thus ringing in Russia and China, American's real enemies on the world stage.

    Look at the insane drive to install a missile shield in Poland in order to protect Western Europe from Iranian missiles -- more of the same effort.

    Impeachment should be happening RIGHT NOW, before this Administration goes right ahead and does what it does best -- start the next war, and the next war.

    "The rule of the wise must be absolute . . . rulers ought not to be responsible to the unwise subjects." ~ Professor Leo Strauss

    by antifa on Tue May 01, 2007 at 12:14:58 PM PDT

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