Hi, it’s Christy again. Hope you’re enjoying our discussion threads.
Today Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are saying:
“He damn sure is not entitled to having this money given to him just with a blank check …” — Harry Reid.
“Americans need someone fighting for them taking on this bully we have in the White House …” – Harry Reid
“Every dollar we spend in Iraq comes at the expense of people in America …” – Harry Reid
“… his counterpart, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said there would be no compromise before the end of the year, setting the stage for a standoff into early 2008.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he may keep the Senate in session over the weekend if an agreement can’t be reached sooner to consider a House-backed measure requiring U.S. troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq.
“We’re going to move forward on this legislation this week,'’ he told reporters. …
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said today that Congress won’t take up any more money for the war until next year if the withdrawal measure fails in the Senate.
The House measure approved last night includes a “sense of the Congress'’ resolution that the Iraq war should end as “quickly as possible'’ and that the $50 billion should be used only to bring troops home, not to extend the war.
One more, from CQPolitics:
“We’ll either do it the easy way or the hard way, it’s up to the Republicans …” – Harry Reid
Reid Threatens Sunday Senate Session for Vote on War Funding
What’s happening on the Hill? Has something changed? If so, what? The Democratic leadership is talking tough. We’d like to believe them, but we also feel just like Charlie Brown running towards the football. Time will tell. Can they stick to their guns? (The Republicans are assuming not.)