Wednesday, May 02, 2007

This is the way it is

Sorry, military people. With his veto, the president says that you can’t get the money he says that you need until he gets what he wants first. So you see, your needs come second to his own selfish and personal demands. I don’t know if he cares much about the lives of you soldiers, but I’m pretty sure he hopes you will fight and die to save his legacy.

Oh, and in case anyone missed it, the Iraqi parliament is planning to take a couple of months off this year. Seems they need a break so perhaps July and August might be nice months for a little get away. Then in September we’ll see how that “surge” is working out.
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Blogger sumo said...

I sort of don't blame gets mighty hot there and they only get 6 hours a day of electricity. I think I'd leave too. Besides...they aren't a real government in my opinion. They are just suits that Dubbie picked pom poms in hand "eeny meeny miney mo...get that Iraqi...go go go!" One has to wonder about their own loyalties to their own.

May 02, 2007 2:00 AM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

I saw that a few days ago and wondered why no one in the media has said too much about it.

Maybe there'll be a cease fire for those two months so they can all rest up for the next surge??? ; (

May 02, 2007 2:25 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Must be nice. I haven't been able to even imagine that much time off since I was a child.

May 02, 2007 4:31 AM  
Anonymous Lily said...

Wow, they really ARE trying to bring our Democracy to Iraq! Replete with our officials' work habits!!

I mean, it's not like they have work to do, like, say, running things like they are elected and paid to do.

And as for the electricity, perhaps they should stop destroying the infrastructure? Oh wait then we couldn't pay our people to go fix it.

May 02, 2007 5:03 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

I just hope the Dems can rally enough support to just say no to any additional funding. Bush had his chance with the bill he vetoed yesterday. Let's get all the boys and girls home for a nice big 4th of July party.

May 02, 2007 5:37 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

As Dusty said on her blog can veto a bill but you can't veto the truth.

No doubt Bush will have a field day in Iraq while the parliament is on vacation.

May 02, 2007 5:55 AM  
Blogger DivaJood said...

Oh, a long vacation. Paris is always a good idea. Or a cruise.

Meanwhile, emissions accomplished.

May 02, 2007 7:22 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

I heard on the news last night that a compromise might be in the works. Mitch McConnell (R) said something about a funding bill with benchmarks. It may be that the congressional repubs are starting to see the light. I know, I know, how can I be so gullible? But still I surprise myself with hope.

I read that the administration is asking the Iraqi government (sic) not to take the summer off. We'll see.

May 02, 2007 7:33 AM  
Blogger Aaron A. said...

Good Morning Vietnam!

May 02, 2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger Keir said...

The Iraqi parliament may as well take the whole year off, it's not like it has sovereign decision-making capabilities anyway.

May 02, 2007 7:40 AM  
Blogger SB Gypsy said...

They are being pressed by Condi to pass a bill in their legislature that would give 80% of their oil profits to US companies. The mirror legislation has been put in the Iraq war supplemental, to make it legal for our companies to go there and steal all the money.

It's both outrageous and pathetic.

I hope they outwit Chimpy.

May 02, 2007 8:30 AM  
Blogger James said...

Nothing like having innocent young people fight and die so that you can try to save face and not own any of this mess.

As a historian George I feel I need to remind you that we are watching...and writing books. Believe me, future generations will not look at you kindly.

He's such a weasel.

May 02, 2007 10:10 AM  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

i managed to never try and put too much on the ARVN troops i had to work with. i figured they were right to be more concerned with their own survival come the inevitable collapse. same with the iraqi "government" troops. the laughable collection of expatriates they cynically call a government exists only in the propoganda of the neocons. they are taking july and august off for concrete and practical reasons. first and foremost they will be out of the line of fire which will certainly include the green zone. second, and nearly as important because of the inevitability of failure and collapse, they have business to attend to in london, paris, munich, the hague and the other capitols they have chosen for their certain life in exile. the iraqi troops on the ground will, as units, with their weapons, will align with which ever faction they fall into. welcome to the killing fields folks. it's going to get even bloodier.

May 02, 2007 10:21 AM  
Blogger eProf2 said...

And, while the legislature is out of Baghdad, Maliki will run the government and death squads from his secret, shadow government offices. Oh, yes, we're funding that operation, too. Close to $500 billion and counting so far!

May 02, 2007 11:07 AM  
Blogger Chancelucky said...

On thoe other hand, the President did find time to tape a bit for American Idol last night.

May 02, 2007 12:46 PM  
Blogger KayInMaine said...

Bush can't go a day without hurting the troops. It's his favorite game to play.

May 02, 2007 2:53 PM  
Blogger TomCat said...

Since the Iraqi Congress is about as competent as the GOP dominated 109th, perhaps a vacation is a good thing.

As for Bush's veto, I think that Democrats are wrong to compromise further.

However, Pelosi is taking calls about impeachment.

May 02, 2007 3:18 PM  
Blogger Zelda Parker said...

how long will it take to pay for all this?

May 02, 2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger Gort said...

Another irresponsible act. He just wants to push off the inevitable decision to get out of Iraq to the next occupant of the White House.

May 02, 2007 11:27 PM  

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