Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Iraq Political Stunts

Pelosi's Office Calls GOP Demand for Action on Iraq Bill 'Political Stunt'

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office charged Monday that Republicans had engaged in a "cheap political stunt" when they sent her a letter accusing Democrats of stalling on passage of the critical war funding bill.

Actually, proposing a bill laden with pork, with no hope of getting passed is a political stunt.

However, for his part, although Bush "proposed talks" on the bill... he undermines himself:

Bush shoved back hard, indicating no wiggle room on his postion for a bill that would fund American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan without a timetable for withdrawal.

Bush should not meet Democratic intransigence with a stone wall. What is the purpose of having a "meeting" if not to "negotiate?"

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