Date registered: Apr 2004
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But wait, there's more...
Pentagon Confirms: Bush Hyped False Iraq Deadline
The Associated Press has a major story out confirming that President Bush has been hyping a false Iraq spending deadline.
For weeks, the Bush administration has been trying to force Congress to abandon its support for an Iraq withdrawal timeline by claiming that a â€ścleanâ€ť Iraq spending bill must be signed by mid-April or U.S. troops will suffer. In one speech, President Bush warned Congress that â€śthe clock is ticking for our troops in the fieldâ€ś:
BUSH: Congress continues to pursue these [withdrawal] bills, and as they do, the clock is ticking for our troops in the field. Funding for our forces in Iraq will begin to run out in mid-April. Members of Congress need to stop making political statements, and start providing vital funds for our troops.
Days later, the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS) released a report showing that the Army actually has enough money in its existing budget to operate through June. But Bush and his Iraq allies wouldnâ€™t accept it. Hereâ€™s Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Fox on 4/1/07:
FOX: So, Senator McConnell, is this talk about an April deadline for getting the funding bill to the president, is that something of a scare tactic?
MCCONNELL: Well, the problem is CRS is wrong.
But now, the AP reports, the CRS numbers have been confirmed by the Pentagon:
The Pentagon says it has enough money to pay for the Iraq war through June, despite warnings from the White House that troops are being harmed by Congressâ€™ failure to quickly deliver more funds.
The Army is taking a series of â€śprudent measuresâ€ť aimed at making sure delays in the bill financing the war do not harm troop readiness, according to instructions sent to Army commanders and budget officials April 14.
We can't even trust our President to lie well any longer.
Let's see, Bush said that money for our troops in Iraq runs out in April and Pentagon says NO.
Reid says "War is Lost" and no one at Pentagon is able to refute.
Sounds like the Fighting Obfuscators are the ones that are losers. Losing cheerleaders, losing the war, losing the elections, losing credibility, losing party loyalists, losing legal battles, losing the hearts and minds of the public [Bush 27%, Cheney 15%]. Sounds to me like the olâ€™ Fighting Obfuscators are the ones LOSING. Goooooooooooooo FO!!
From Vegas Baby!! Peace, Out.
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