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Bush calls Democrats ‘irresponsible’ on war

April 4, 2007

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— President Bush warned Tuesday that some American soldiers might have to stay longer in Iraq if Congress does not quickly deliver a war spending bill that he can sign, and he lashed out at Democratic leaders as "irresponsible" and accused them of making the war "a political dance."

President Bush speaks at a news conference Tuesday in the Rose Garden of the White House. President Bush denounced Democrats for going on spring break without approving money for the Iraq war with no strings.

President Bush speaks at a news conference Tuesday in the Rose Garden of the White House. President Bush denounced Democrats for going on spring break without approving money for the Iraq war with no strings.

With Congress in its spring recess, the president slammed the Democrats on a war-funding bill that he pledges to veto because it includes timelines for withdrawals of U.S. troops from Iraq. It was the latest salvo in an escalating battle as both sides gird for a standoff that could echo the 1995 shutdown of the federal government.

Bush's offensive followed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's warning that he will press for a cutoff of all war funding in March 2008 if the president rejects congressional timelines for withdrawal.

Bush warned during a Rose Garden news conference that a prolonged standoff over the war-spending bill could jeopardize the delivery of equipment to troops on the front line and delay the training of new soldiers, in turn forcing troops already deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan to serve longer stints there.

"In a time of war, it's irresponsible for the Democrat leadership in ... Congress to delay for months on end while our troops in combat are waiting for the funds," said Bush, counting his 57th day since delivering a war-spending request to Congress.

Yet, while calling on Congress to "come off their vacation" and quickly tackle "emergency" war needs, the president was heading to his Texas ranch on Wednesday for a spring retreat of his own through Easter Sunday.

Democrats remain unbowed by Bush's criticism. They plan to send the president a supplemental spending bill to fund the war in Iraq and Afghanistan once they resolve differences between the House and the Senate, and they expect a veto over the withdrawal timelines.

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ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"..exactly how bats*** crazy the base of the Republican Party truly is."

And how biased, arrogant, and self deluding the liberal Anti Americans are on this site as well. A middle finger to all your "Rosie" supporters. (Doesn't that tub of lard get heavy after a while?)

"Try something different?"

I did. I voted for Perot, and other Libretarians and threw my vote away. When it comes down to it, the Republcans are the ones that I have to hold my nose the least to vote for.

That is the sad state of affairs in the US of A now.

Bob Novak is correct, this President is the most isolated in history. His "open border" globalism is what has got him in a pickle. Not the strong stance against those that hate America, and want American interests to dry up.

drewdun 7 years, 8 months ago

Sung to the tune of Phil Collins "In the Air Tonight:"

I can feel the wingnut desperation tonight Hold on

They've been dreading this moment, for all their lives Hold on

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

I bet Bush said the same thing about the cop who busted him for DUI.

drewdun 7 years, 8 months ago

Seriously though: I've said it before, I'll say it again - this website provides an invaluable service as it documents, on a daily basis, exactly how bats*** crazy the base of the Republican Party truly is. The things they post here are so far detached from reality, it can only inspire pity for those writing the rubbish.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

Maybe she's just checking out Bush's torture chambers there.

Porter 7 years, 8 months ago

GWB calls this a "a political dance."

"..while calling on Congress to "come off their vacation" and quickly tackle "emergency" war needs, the president was heading to his Texas ranch on Wednesday for a spring retreat of his own through Easter Sunday. "

Nevermind the fact that this funding isn't even slated to begin until July at the earliest.

Political dance? I'd say so.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 7 years, 8 months ago

Wohooo. I just heard on NPR that Iran is releasing the British soldiers. No Bush can't use this situation to invade Iran. Huzzah!

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

"Bush has spent nearly a year of his presidency on vacation."

All that decidin' makes him tired.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

"The democrats need to be arrested for treason."

All of them? Who's going to build all those prisons? Mexicans?

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

NO Rupublicans EVER in the History of the United States EVER submarined their President in Matters of national Security as the Dems have done in this congress. NEVER has a congress eroded the executive branch and crossed the line and elbowing in the President's authority as this congress has.

Just wait til there is a Dem President. The worm will turn and all this stuff is now being watched by the bolggers. Why would it be OK to do this with President Bush by the Dems, when it would be reprehensible for the Republicans to bring up "wag the dog" with the Kosovo "air strikes" with President Willy?

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 7 years, 8 months ago

"NO Rupublicans EVER in the History of the United States EVER submarined their President in Matters of national Security as the Dems have done in this congress."

Then this should be a lesson to the Republicans not to elect an ignorant and incompetent boob as president, shouldn't it?

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

"Then this should be a lesson to the Republicans not to elect an ignorant and incompetent boob as president, shouldn't it?"

NO it should be a lesson to the Democratic Party to put up better candidates rather than the Boobs they put up in the last 2 elections like Kerry and Gore. The 2000 Presidential Election was not necessarily "won" by the Republicans bue "lost" by that boob Al Gore. ANd then you put up someone EVEN MORE wooden and crooked in Kerry.

Before you start bitching about the Republican Party .... CLEAN UP YOUR OWN PARTY!!!!!

"There is nothing more paramount than to bring down the Bush Administration for all of their wrongoing."

As opposed to running the country, Yes Righty, it will lead to another change of leadership in the Senate and House. I think the Republican Conservatives "saw the light" and now knows what happens when they divorce themselves from conservative political philosophy. Like Immigration enforcement.

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"It's entertaining to watch you few remaining wing-nuts spin everything to favor the WORST PRESIDENT in the history of this country...why?"

He may be the worst in history, but he is better than the alternatives that the Dems put up in 2000 and 2004 in Gore and Kerry.

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"After all, Americans picked Democrats to run things. Americans are always right, according to any president and politician who has ever states as much."

In a liberal's mind the "majority party" is only a mandate when it is the democratic party. When the American Public elected a Senate, House and President from the Republican Party, they did not like the "will of the people" and "filibustered" to oppose the power and to have "checks and balances". Well that is going to come around again. Now the Republicans will "check and balance" so watch just how far ya go with all those investigations.

Porter 7 years, 8 months ago

This is ridiculous.

David Hobson (a republican congressman) is going with the Speaker. Robert Aderholt and Frank Wolf (also 'R's) are already in Syria.

This isn't about politics??

Porter 7 years, 8 months ago

Or, They're attempting to negotiate. Turn off your AM radio for a minute and think about that possibility.

I guess we could follow our current President's usual strategy and just attack a random country instead.

50YearResident 7 years, 8 months ago

<<"irresponsible">>?? I would say starting a war and forcing the USA to fight it for no good reason was "irresponsible".

News_to_me 7 years, 8 months ago

Bush should just stay on vacation until the end of his presidency (aka the Age of Buffoonery). Maybe he and Cheney should go hunting.

drewdun 7 years, 8 months ago

"That headline virtually assured another round of hyperventilating by the Lawrence looney left, and it certainly didn't disappoint"

Did you even read the earlier comments? You need serious medication, buddy, if you you can read that and come away with the 'looney left' hyperventilating. But thanks for proving once again that wingnuts turn reality on its head on a daily basis.

And ASBESTOS contributes the following gem: "And how biased, arrogant, and self deluding the liberal Anti Americans are on this site as well"

So someone disagrees with you and their Anti-American? And then you have Poshloster (read: conman redux) saying that Democrats were working closely with Soviet leaders. Yeah, WE'RE the ones hyperventilating. You wingnuts are rich.

ASBESTOS 7 years, 8 months ago

The "Exit Strategy" is to win, not to leave early.

Porter 7 years, 8 months ago

The "Exit Strategy" is to win, not to leave early."

And what, please tell, does a "win" entail?? We keep hearing about sticking it out, winning, and accomplishing what we set out to do. What is that? No one can ever seem to explain it.

50YearResident 7 years, 8 months ago

Oz, I agree. Why is it so hard for the Republicans to see what is really going on? They are looking for scapegoats and Dems and Libs are the closest on hand to put the blame on.
This administration is the worst I have seen. There needs to be some "War Crime Trials" starting with Rumsfield and working up.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 8 months ago

no actual evidence that GWB lied. the "sixteen words" remember that was citing the brits. in an investigationn, their intel chief named something like Scarlet said that their government still stood by the claim that Saddam was indeed trying to get uranium from west africa. remember when we went into iraq we found 250-tons of uranium and that wasn't there to create glow-in-the-dark garden rocks! not finding the WMD's doesn't mean they were lied about, please get past the narrow thinking.


I see Righty and Poshy you have really pissed off the Aggie, now you Know better. I expect you two to play nice and don't upset him/her again with your sarcasm and your truth.


the dems have certainly shown a lot of irresponsibility. no war was ever won by a deadline! winning means Iraq can govern itself and fight to provide security for its own citizens. they're doing much more of that. also, despite all the defeat-mongering by the leftists, including on here, early indications from the "surge" are very positive with murders and sectarian violence way down; even Charlie Gibson reported that on the MSM.

there is a real desperation among the Bush haters that if Iraq turns out to be a success, what'll it make of them and their dem leaders who've been preaching defeat. they will all look pretty bad when Iraq is a peaceful place ruling itself.

if we pull out prematurely there will be millions caught up in a huge bloodbath. and I've heard some of these leftists myself say we shouldn't try to bring democracy to the Iraqis, that they can't do democracy...there's racism for you. they are opposed to peace for israel, self determination for the Iraqis...makes you wonder what the heck kind of values they really have. they have a leader go to syria and put on the oppressive burka. I'd like to see Axis Nancy live under that burka. there's irresponsible. she wanted to make the members of the house and senate into little generals to micromanage the war. bad and bad precedence. of course there have been mistakes in Iraq. no war occurs without them. stop believing Joe Wilson and pay attention.

drewdun 7 years, 8 months ago

"they're doing much more of that. also, despite all the defeat-mongering by the leftists, including on here, early indications from the "surge" are very positive with murders and sectarian violence way down"

Uhhh, yeah. Or not. Hundreds killed last week, over 80 US troops killed in March. Violence moving to other parts of Iraq. Once again, just because a lie suits your political beliefs doesn't make it so.

"there is a real desperation among the Bush haters that if Iraq turns out to be a success, what'll it make of them and their dem leaders who've been preaching defeat. they will all look pretty bad when Iraq is a peaceful place ruling itself"

I wish someone could throw this quote back to you in less than 6 months, when Congressional Republicans and Republican pres candidates are running from Bush and his disaster as if he's got the plague. They'll obviously be doing that for the general public, because NO MATTER WHAT BUSH DOES, HE WILL REMAIN AN OBJECT OF WORSHIP FOR WINGNUTS LIKE YOURSELF. And 'preaching defeat?' Do you ever stray far from the party line, or is the propaganda so instilled in your pea-brain that its automatically regurgitated at every opportunity?

"if we pull out prematurely there will be millions caught up in a huge bloodbath"

Hmmmmmmmmmmm, I WONDER WHAT'S HAPPENING RIGHT F** NOW IN IRAQ? How would you describe it, o slavish one? A tea party? A walk in the park?

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drewdun 7 years, 8 months ago

"I've heard some of these leftists myself say we shouldn't try to bring democracy to the Iraqis, that they can't do democracy...there's racism for you"

You've officially jumped the shark. Welcome to the ranks of rt, Arminius, and other infamous wingnuts that have sullied this page.

"they are opposed to peace for israel, self determination for the Iraqis...makes you wonder what the heck kind of values they really have"

Wait, so the right IS into self-determination for Iraq?YOU MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN THE PART WHERE WE INVADED THEIR F** COUNTRY WITHOUT ANY GOOD REASON. And I know its probably way above your head, but do you see the irony in saying the left doesn't believe in Iraqi self-determination, while IT IS YOUR SIDE THAT ADVOCATES AN OPEN-ENDED PRESENCE THERE? I don't really expect you to answer that question, as thinking critically might cause the unused portions of your brain to become cramped.

"they have a leader go to syria and put on the oppressive burka. I'd like to see Axis Nancy live under that burka. there's irresponsible"

HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM, YOU MUST HAVE MISSED THE PHOTOS OF LAURA F** BUSH AND CONDI RICE WEARING HIJABS (NOT A BURQA, MORON) WHEN THEY WENT TO THE MIDDLE EAST. I GUESS THAT'S DIFFERENT THOUGH, AS THEY ARE CONNECTED TO YOUR POLITICAL MESSIAH AND THUS CAN DO NO WRONG. MORON.

"of course there have been mistakes in Iraq. no war occurs without them"

Exactly. This war occurred BECAUSE of a mistake, a massive mistake on the part of Bush and sycophant psycho wingnuts like yourself.

"stop believing Joe Wilson and pay attention."

'Pay attention.' That's rich coming from the likes of you.

Porter 7 years, 8 months ago

Stop believing Joe Wilson??

He was about the only one willing to tell the truth (and look what that got him).

bearded_gnome 7 years, 8 months ago

Drew, most of your comments are, as usual completely without merrit, just personal attacks.

one comment to reply to, Laura Bush and Condi did not meet with a leader who fascilitates terrorist groups from yesterday's World Net Daily: "Nancy Pelosi understands the area (Middle East) well, more than Bush and Dr. (Condoleeza) Rice," said Al-Batch, speaking to WND from Gaza. "If the Democrats want to make negotiations with Syria, Hamas, and Hezbollah, this means the Democratic Party understands well what happens in this area and I think Pelosi will succeed. ... I hope she wins the next elections."

Islamic Jihad has carried out scores of shootings and rocket attacks, and, together with the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group, has taken responsibility for every suicide bombing in Israel the past two years.

Ramadan Shallah, overall chief of Islamic Jihad, lives in Syria, as does Hamas chieftain Khaled Meshaal. Israel has accused the Syrian-based Hamas and Islamic Jihad leadership of ordering militants in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to carry out terror attacks.

Al-Batch expressed hope Pelosi and the Democratic Party will pressure Bush to create dialogue with Syria and Middle East "resistance movements" and prompt an American withdrawal from Iraq.

"Bush and Dr. Rice made so many mistakes in the Middle East. Just look at Palestinian clashes and Iraq. But I think some changes are happening for the Bush administration's foreign policy because of the hand of Nancy Pelosi. I think the Democratic Party can do things the best. ... Pelosi is going down a good road by this policy of dialogue," he said.

Abu Abdullah, a leader of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, said the willingness by some lawmakers to talk with Syria "is proof of the importance of the resistance against the U.S."

"The Americans know and understand they are losing in Iraq and the Middle East and that their only chance to survive is to reduce hostilities with Arab countries and with Islam. Islam is the new giant of the world."

"Pelosi's visit to Syria was very brave. She is a brave woman," Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terror group and the infamous leader of the 2002 siege of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, told WND.

"I think it's very nice and I think it's much better when you sit face to face and talk to (Syrian President Bashar) Assad. It's a very good idea. I think she is brave and hope all the people will support her. All the American people must make peace with Syria and Iran and with Hamas. ... The Syrian president then reportedly took Pelosi to lunch ...

At a press conference after the meeting, Pelosi said that during her talks with Assad she "determined that the road to Damascus is the road to peace."

bearded_gnome 7 years, 8 months ago

p.s. anyone examining drew's previous posts, those which haven't been removed, will see exemplified the incivility of the crazy leftists.

bearded_gnome 7 years, 8 months ago

"jumped the shark" because I accurately report the racism of your fellow liberals who have said those things? apparently, you know this to be accurate since you don't try to disprove this. sorry, you lose.


try www.leavingtheleft.com drew for a little enlightenment on your fellows and iraq and self-determination.

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