Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Republicans voted unanimously for allowing untrained, unequipped troops to be sent to Iraq

Good catch by The Gavel:

Ranking Member Jerry Lewis (R-CA) offered an amendment during the committee markup which would have stripped language from the Iraq supplemental restricting the use of troops who are not properly equipped or trained, with the only exception being when President Bush is willing to publicly certify it is necessary, along with language requiring that the Iraqi government meet the benchmarks previously laid out by President Bush. The effort was defeated shortly after Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Chairman John Murtha spoke against it.

The Lewis amendment was supported unanimously by Republicans, and opposed unanimously by Democrats, failing 37-27. You can also watch Murtha verbally beat the hell out of this guy if you follow the link to the site above.

And they claim to support the troops...

UPDATE: Good Onion article to go along with this.

1 comment:

Ron West said...

Geez. The reeps are fucking lemmings. This is going to come back and bite them in the ass. Hard.