The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Thursday, November 29, 2007
"Congressional Democrats pose a bigger threat than al-Qaeda"
Congressional Democrats pose a bigger threat than al-Qaeda.
Having done nothing this year on the budget, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi decided to take a 2-week vacation to rest up from doing nothing.
They left Washington without even passing an Iraq funding bill for the president to veto.
Mind you, 5 years ago a Democratic Senate voted to authorize this war. Reid and half of this Democratic colleagues approved. Now, having placed troops in harm’s way, Reid and a Democratic Congress want to cut of the funding for the troops.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is scrambling to reconfigure his budget so that he can send the money to Iraq and Afghanistan that Reid refuses to send.
At Fort Hood on Monday, Gates said: “An immediate challenge the Defense Department faces is the ongoing delay in the Congress over the war funding bill.
“The facts are simple. Without these funds, Army operations and maintenance accounts will be exhausted by mid-February, and similar Marine Corps accounts about a month later.
“We cannot wait until mid-February to figure out how to deal with the consequences of these accounts running dry.
“For example, under certain of our contracts, civilian employees must be notified sixty days in advance of a furlough, and that means mid-December.
“We’re not trying to scare anyone, or play politics. That’s not the way I do business. But I am responsible for prudent management and planning. And that means prior planning just in case we don’t get this funding in a bill that this President will sign.
I cannot put into words how much I detest this despicable group of TRAITORS. Yes I used that word, and yes I mean it in every sense of the definition:
1 : one who betrays another's trust or is false to an obligation or duty
2 : one who commits treason
Read the rest here.