THEY’RE PULLING THE PLUG!
Democratic Senate Leaders will propose legislation to defund troops in Iraq!
FINALLY- Syria, Iran and Al Qaeda can breathe more freely!
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER COSPONSORS FEINGOLD BILL TO REDEPLOY TROOPS FROM IRAQ
April 2, 2007
Washington D.C. - U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (D-WI) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced today that they are introducing legislation that will effectively end the current military mission in Iraq and begin the redeployment of U.S. forces. The bill requires the President to begin safely redeploying U.S. troops from Iraq 120 days from enactment, as required by the emergency supplemental spending bill the Senate passed last week. The bill ends funding for the war, with three narrow exceptions, effective March 31, 2008.
“I am pleased to cosponsor Senator Feingold’s important legislation,” Reid said. “I believe it is consistent with the language included in the supplemental appropriations bill passed by a bipartisan majority of the Senate. If the President vetoes the supplemental appropriations bill and continues to resist changing course in Iraq, I will work to ensure this legislation receives a vote in the Senate in the next work period.”
“I am delighted to be working with the Majority Leader to bring our involvement in the Iraq war to an end,” Feingold said. “Congress has a responsibility to end a war that is opposed by the American people and is undermining our national security. By ending funding for the President’s failed Iraq policy, our bill requires the President to safely redeploy our troops from Iraq.”
The language of the legislation reads:
(a) Transition of Mission – The President shall promptly transition the mission of United States forces in Iraq to the limited purposes set forth in subsection (d).
(b) Commencement of Safe, Phased Redeployment from Iraq – The President shall commence the safe, phased redeployment of United States forces from Iraq that are not essential to the purposes set forth in subsection (d). Such redeployment shall begin not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
(c) Prohibition on Use of Funds – No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to continue the deployment in Iraq of members of the United States Armed Forces after March 31, 2008.
(d) Exception for Limited Purposes – The prohibition under subsection (c) shall not apply to the obligation or expenditure of funds for the limited purposes as follows:
(1) To conduct targeted operations, limited in duration and scope, against members of al Qaeda and other international terrorist organizations.
(2) To provide security for United States infrastructure and personnel.
(3) To train and equip Iraqi security services.
You’ve got to love that insane line about going after only Al Qaeda in Iraq… as if our soldiers are supposed to stop and ask before shooting!… But at least they’re finally admitting that Al Qaeda is active in Iraq.
Typical and disgusting!
Harry Reid, of course, voted ‘yes’ on the Iraq War Resolution.
God bless the people of Iraq. You’ve been played by the US democratic party!
One elated nutrooter points to the new far left leader of this bunch making decisions for this country:
Did Russ Feingold just go from a babe crying in the wilderness to the Majority Leader’s main man? The Democrats have decided to fight. Someone send Obama the memo.
** Maybe Pelosi and Assad will have a toast? **
Dan Riehl has what “Land Shark Reid” had to say about defunding back in 2005.
Murdoc has the speech Bush should give.
Macsranger says, “Nice try traitor twins.”
Confederate Yankee thinks they ought to do more reading.
Sister Toldjah has more on what the democrats were saying back in 2005.
Jeff Goldstein– “Now, it’s just like Vietnam.”