Speaker Pelosi insists: “Republicans “like” this Iraq war!… They want this war to continue.”
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CSPAN carried the full Pelosi meltdown.
Feeling blue after bowing to Bush over funding the troops in Iraq, Democratic Speaker of the House and lead Iraq War defeatist lashed out at Republicans today claiming that “They like this war.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Republicans on Thursday, saying they want the Iraq war to drag on and are ignoring the public’s priorities.
“They like this war. They want this war to continue,” Pelosi, D- Calif., told reporters. She expressed frustration over Republicans’ ability to force majority Democrats to yield ground on taxes, spending, energy, war spending and other matters.
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“We thought that they shared the view of so many people in our country that we needed a new direction in Iraq,” Pelosi said at her weekly news conference in the Capitol. “But the Republicans have made it very clear that this is not just George Bush’s war. This is the war of the Republicans in Congress.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, center, joined by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., left, House Majority Whip James Clyburn, D-S.C., second from left, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, right, respond to President Bush’s veto of the Iraq War Supplemental, in this May 1, 2007, file photo, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari/FILE)
Blackfive analyzes the Speaker’s latest war rant.