Thursday, May 24, 2007

Republicans wrote Bush another blank check

So, y'know the Republican mavericks, moderates, "solons", whatever weird thing you like to call them? They ain't. They just voted to give Dubya another multi-billion dollar blank check to stay the course in Iraq.

Republican Senators John McCain (AZ), Olympia Snowe (ME), Gordon Smith (OR), Susan >Collins (ME), John Sununu (NH), Norm Coleman (MN), and Chuck Hagel (NE), all called "moderates" by the media, all decided to ignore the fact that 59% of Americans wanted a bill with a timeline.

This apparently is not because they think they're doing the right thing. Hagel voted to fund, without oversight, what he calls a "hopeless, winless situation." Smith thinks the policy he just funded, without oversight, to the tune of billions of tax dollars and many more lives lost, is "deeply immoral" and "may even be criminal." This isn't the first time Collins has said one thing and done another on Iraq.

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