What a difference one month makes…
December 8, 2006– Nancy Pelosi– “We won’t cut off funding for the war.”
January 7, 2007– Nancy Pelosi– “Funding the war is not an open-ended commitment anymore.”
Not content with mass murder and genocide in Southeast Asia after America’s cessation of aid behind a democratic Congress in the 1970’s…
…Speaker Pelosi paved the way this morning for the next killing fields– This time in Iraq.
Nancy Pelosi announced today that democrats do not intend to fund the war in Iraq if they decide it is not worth it.
If this sounds familiar, democrats did the same thing years ago in Southeast Asia.
…It looks like democrats finally have their Vietnam!
CBS has the announcement by the Speaker on Face the Nation this morning.
My Lord!… Listen to this double-speak of Nancy Pelosi from the FTN transcript:
SCHIEFFER: All right. Well, Madam Speaker, second, what are you going to do if the president doesn’t take your advice? What if he does announce that he is going to expand the size of the force in Iraq, as many are suggesting he’s going to do?
Rep. PELOSI: Well, if the president chooses to escalate the war, hich is contrary to the, of course, the will of the American people–they have spoken on the subject–but even the advice of his own government, his own generals–in December, General Abizaid testified before the Senate that in his conversations with General Dempsey and with General Casey, they believe that adding more troops will not improve the situation there. And so he’s not listening to the generals, the president isn’t. And he’s not listening to the American people. We, as their representatives, are trying to engage in dialogue with the president to find some common ground, to reach an end to the situation. Now, let’s be positive about the president’s speech. We wrote this letter because we have heard that he is in consultation with his advisers about a course of action, and we wanted to indicate to him which course of action we could work together on.
SCHIEFFER: So you’ve told him what you don’t want to do, and that is to expand the size of the force in Iraq, even on a short term basis. But what if
he decides to do that? What will be your action then?
Rep. PELOSI: If the president chooses to escalate the war, in his budget request, we want to see a distinction between what is there to support the troops who are there now. The American people and the Congress support those troops. We will not abandon them. But if the president wants to add to this mission, he is going to have to justify it. And this is new for him because, up until now, the Republican Congress has given him a blank check with no oversight, no standards, no conditions, and we’ve gone into this situation, which is a war without end, which the American people have rejected.
SCHIEFFER: Now, let me ask you and make sure I understand exactly what you are saying because, up until now, Democrats have not been enthusiastic about using the ultimate weapon, and that is to cut off funding.
Rep. PELOSI: We won’t do that.
SCHIEFFER: But you will not vote any more money to expand the size of the force there? Is that what you’re telling me?
Rep. PELOSI: I’m saying two things. We will always support the troops who are there.
SCHIEFFER: So, at this point, the Democrats in Congress are not prepared to pay for or to fund an additional number of troops in Iraq.
Rep. PELOSI: We have to see what the president has to say. It’s not an open-ended commitment anymore…
SCHIEFFER: Madam Speaker, you were saying to me something that has not been said here, and that is–before–and that is that Congress under your leadership and Senator Reid’s leadership in the Senate, is prepared for the first time to use the power of the purse to change US policy.
My Lord! They are going to do it again!
The democrats are going to lose another war for this great nation!
Historians have directly attributed the fall of Saigon in 1975 to the cessation of American aid.
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The US lost 58,219 military personnel in Vietnam. The US has lost 3,012 solders and marines in Iraq.
The US lost more innocents in 3 1/2 hours on September 11, 2001 than brave soldiers and marines in 3 1/2 years of fighting in Iraq; a country that has a lower violent death rate than New Orleans!
Dan Riehl sees other democrats distancing themselves from Madam Speaker.
MacsMind thinks the Speaker is confused.
RedState is glad there is one Independent from Connecticut willing to serve the country.
Doug Ross has a few images of what we can expect.