Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Kennedy Grandstanding Again. Announces Anti Surge Legislation
If there is a US politician I detest more than Ted Kennedy, I don't know who it would be.
Today, therefore, I am introducing legislation to reclaim the rightful role of Congress and the people’s right to a full voice in the President’s plan to send more troops to Iraq. Congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts will introduce similar legislation in the House of Representatives. Our bill will say that no additional troops can be sent and no additional dollars can be spent on such an escalation, unless and until Congress approves the President’s plan.
I wonder how this bloated gasbag* thinks micro-managing the WOT from Congress is a good idea?
Commentary from Jules Crittenden.
As a reporter and now an editor in Massachusetts for more than 20 years, I've had periodic dealings with Kennedy and his staff. The low regard in which I hold him has only plummeted with his antics and bizarre statements in the course of the Iraq war. Now, he wants to provoke a constitutional crisis, on top of a disastrous and massively deadly abandonment of Iraq.
U.S. Rep Martin Meehan, D-Mass., has his own resolution. I knew Marty 16 years ago in Lowell, long before he was a congressman. He was a political animal, but I liked him, found him principled, and as this war progressed, respected his earnest and measured positions even when I didn't agree with them. That respect is at an end with his cheap, copycat ploy, a House resolution calling on the president of the United States, in time of war, to ask the permission of Congress before he deploys any more troops into battle.
Aren't these Dems the same bunch who were berating Rumsfeld because he didn't provide enough troops to the ground commanders? There's just no pleasing some people!
(originally posted at CAF by yours truly, with an additional comment or two thrown in for fun. And a picture! Worth a thousand words, no?)
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