Tag Archive for Iraq

Pelosi: ‘Benchmarks Without Consequences and Enforcement are Meaningless’

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement Thursdayday in response to President Bush’s remarks on the war in Iraq, in which he said he would accept benchmarks: The President has long said he supports benchmarks; what he fails to accept is accountability for failing to meet those benchmarks.  Benchmarks without consequences and…

Two Polls of Note; Both Bad for Republicans

The first poll, from CNN, shows the overwhelming majority of Americans disapprove of the president’s veto of the Iraq Funding measure. A majority of the U.S. public disapproves of President Bush’s decision to veto a war spending bill that called for U.S. troops to leave Iraq in 2008, according to a CNN poll released Tuesday. The…

What’s the Matter IN Kansas? The State of the Guard

this just came in from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office: IRAQ & NATIONAL GUARD READINESS: ARE STATES READY TO RESPOND TO EMERGENICES? The war in Iraq has had a serious impact on the National Guard and its ability to protect and assist Americans in times of disaster here at home. On Friday May 4th, a massive…

You’re either with us…

Earlier this week, when President Bush vetoed funding for the troops I pointed out that it was the Democrats in Congress who were supporting the troops, not the President. Matt Cunningham over at Red County/OC Blog responded: “Give me a break. The Democratic Congress is an unwitting morale officer for the Iraqi terrorists.” Now we…

U.S. Military Cracks Down on Soldier Blogs

Just one more example of how the Bush Administration is trying to slience the truth about the debacle that is our occupation of Iraq. If their reasons were genuine, then why didn’t they set and enforce these rules at the beginning of the occupation instead of now, four years after “major combat operations have ended.”…