Monday, May 21, 2007

Pelosi sez:

The point is about accountability. The American people want accountability, and that is where the President refuses to listen. Weve worked in a bipartisan way with the President on trade, on immigration, on our innovation agenda, on many issues. But when it comes to the war in Iraq, the President has a tin ear. He just cannot hear except that which he wants to hear on it.

One thing is for sure: By the time we leave here to honor our war veterans and those who have given their lives for our country on Memorial Day weekend, we will have legislation to fund the troops.

I believe we have an obligation to the American people to try to find common ground. But if the president says, No accountability; I want a blank check with a war without end, well have to oppose that.

Here's the video. Don't click the link unless you really want to see it. It's official ABC News, and they make you look at a stupid commercial first. I am opposed on principle to making people watch dumb commercial to see video on their computer. The corporate morons have yet to wake up to the concept of free information, and I don't we should encourage them.

1 comment:

Ted W said...

Yes, I understand the President is the one being absurdly difficult in negotiations for a funding bill. However, it sounds like the Democrats will once again be the party to blink.

I would, without hesitation, tell the president that NO BILL will be passed on funding that doesn't involve/include a withdrawal date. He would not get one penny in funding until such time as he can start bringing our troops home and respond to the mandate of the American people.

Unfortunately, from what I've read today, it looks like the Democrats will, once again, acquiesce and fund the endless war. They may get a bone thrown their direction in raising minimum wage, but no end in site for the pointless and illegal war.