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Saturday, March 24, 2007

HR 1591 - Democrats Weaken America

The emergency spending bill ( H.R.1591) that sets a time line for our mission in Iraq contains a lot of pork. The big bad pig is not the scary thing though. Look at page 72 of this bill.

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available in this or any other Act may be used to deploy any unit of the Armed Forces to Iraq unless the chief of the military department concerned has certified in writing to the Committees on Appropriations and the Committees on Armed Services at least 15 days in advance of the deployment that the unit is fully mission capable.

Yes, take a breath and read that again. Duncan Hunter was on CNN before the vote making the case of how this cripples our military.

HARRIS: How are you going to vote?

HUNTER: I'm voting no. And everybody, Democrat and Republican, should vote no on this bill. And there's a very strong reason to do that.

This bill requires something we've never required of our forces since we were a nation, and that is that no unit can be sent into Iraq even as reinforcements without waiting for 15 days after notification to Congress. And that could mean you could have a life-and-death situation in Iraq where you have to send in reinforcements, where you have to send in specialties like bomb squads or IED teams to go in and protect our troops. And for the first time in our nation's history, you have to wait, you have to send notice to my committee, wait for 15 days.

Two weeks can be a lifetime for our soldiers in the field.


HUNTER: This is a bad piece of legislation.

Take a minute to read the whole transcript here. If want to talk about pork check this out. Democrats in control and our military will suffer. Can you imagine waiting 15 days for reinforcements? Don't try to spin it because the language is clear. Democrats want congress to manage troop movements. Micro manage the war, wait 15 days to act.....For those who care - My congressman, the feckless Rick Boucher voted yes

Enjoy your moment Democrats. The troops will remember.

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