Saturday, March 17, 2007

Congress and Iran - Mk II

As you may know, if you have been following the House in the past week, a plan to tie military funding to the legislature having a say on war with Iran was scraped.
This ticked plenty of people off.
But Pelosi seems to want to allay concerns that they are caving in the House to the White House.
On March 13, the same day House Appropriations Chairman David R. Obey, D-Wis., said he had removed the Iran provision from the draft war spending measure, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., quietly promised Appropriations Committee Democrats that she would soon bring the measure up as a stand-alone bill, said James P. Moran, D-Va., who attended the meeting in Pelosi’s suite.
So this is not getting brushed under the rug. Good. Maybe it is for the best, to not let the story be about cutting off support for the troops. Alone, it is a simple argument. The president needs to talk with the Congress before going to war. Especially, yet another, war.

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