Dems Face More Infighting on Iraq Funds
4:17 PM, Apr 30, 2008 • By BRIAN FAUGHNAN
It seems that Congressional Democrats may finally take up legislation next week to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the rest of 2008, and into 2009. Because so many liberal are unwilling to vote for a funding bill however, and because Congressional leaders won't pass a bill that Republicans approve of, they are forced into a convoluted strategy to try to approve the needed money:
The process that Congress will use is still a moving target; there are plenty of Senators and House Members upset over this proposed gimmickry. The simplest thing to do would be to bring up a simple funding bill with no extra spending or policy provisions. That would garner a majority of Republican and Democratic votes. But this Congress continues to put political gamesmanship ahead of the mission, and the troops.