On Monday (2007-10-01) the US Senate authorized another $150 billion for the occupation of Iraq. This money is authorized, not guaranteed, to be used to further fund war. But anything short of funding an immediate withdrawal should offend progressives. Why don’t progressives see how fraudulent the Democrats are by design? Their behavior is no accident, not a result of not having enough votes, these are their choices, the specific result of dialing for the same dollars as their counterparts the Republicans.
It does not matter what the Senate does. It does not matter how many votes are for or against.
All is needed is one man with a conscience and he has appeared.
Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin, Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee said recently (NYT, Oct. 3, 2007) that he has no intention to report a supplemental bill for $200 billion out of his committee to maintain the status quo in Iraq.
It is over. The war is over.
No supplemental. No war.