An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

March 12, 2007

Cheney Speaks Up

Filed under: Iraq, U.S. Military, War on Terror — olbroad @ 3:41

Cheney Challenges ‘Anti-War’ Lawmakers

Anti-war lawmakers in Congress are “undermining” U.S. troops in Iraq by trying to limit President Bush’s spending requests for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday.

Hitting out at lawmakers who profess to back the troops but oppose Bush’s plans in Iraq, Cheney said proof of their commitment would come as they consider legislation to provide nearly $100 billion for the rest of this year’s costs of the wars.

It’s about time someone in the White House spoke up.

“Anyone can say they support the troops and we should take them at their word, but the proof will come when it’s time to provide the money,” he said.

Does anyone really buy into the “we support the troops, but not the war” horse manure?

Cheney said the House’s nonbinding vote against troop increases in Iraq last month was an example of “twisted logic” and “not a proud episode in the history of the United States Congress.”

Not to mention it emboldens the bad guys. What kind of AMERICAN wants to see our troops lose this war?

“It is simply not consistent for anyone to demand aggressive action against the menace posed by the Iranian regime while at the same time acquiescing in a retreat from Iraq that would leave our worst enemies dramatically emboldened and Israel’s best friend, the United States, dangerously weakened,” Cheney said.

We’re either going to be a strong nation, united, or we will be bowing to Mecca down the road. Make up your mind. Stand tough, or crawl into a hole.

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3 Comments »

  1. Most of the troops barely even know what is becoming of their country back home anyway…so, yes, someone can support the troops but not the war because the troops are unaware of what this war is doing to America and it’s reputation. It’s simple: Keep funding for troops already there…as much as they need…but do not send anymore new troops and no funding to send anymore new troops…just don’t send anymore troops. People like to support live American troops…not dead ones.

    Comment by Shane — March 12, 2007 @ 6:29

  2. Does anyone really buy into the “we support the troops, but not the war” horse manure?

    I can’t speak for the rest of “we”, but I can assure you that I do. Surely you can envision some conflict that you would not support. I would hope so. If troops were sent against your wishes, you would still support them, would you not?

    Spice

    Comment by Jim Spice — March 13, 2007 @ 9:49

  3. I can’t think of one single instance that I would advocate for war. On the other hand, if it meant keeping my homeland, my family, my friends, safe? Oh hell yeah! No one likes war, but sometimes, it is necessary. So, support the mission as well as the troops.

    Comment by olbroad — March 13, 2007 @ 9:52


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