Rep. Obey Joins “Idiot Liberals”: Vows Not To Fund Iraq Debacle Without Date Certain to End War

Joining the Idiot Liberals, and separating himself from Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-WI) promised to not forward any bill from his committee that funds the Iraq War without a date certain to end it:

“I would be more than willing to report out a supplemental meeting the President’s request if that request were made in support of a change in policy that would do three things.

— “Establish as a goal the end of U.S. involvement in combat operations by January of 2009.”

— “Ensure that troops would have adequate time at home between deployments as outlined in the Murtha and Webb amendments.”

— “Demonstrate a determination to engage in an intensive, broad scale diplomatic offensive involving other countries in the region.”

“But this policy does not do that. It simply borrows almost $200 billion to give to the Departments of State, Defense, Energy, and Justice with no change in sight.

“As Chairman of the Appropriations Committee I have absolutely no intention of reporting out of Committee anytime in this session of Congress any such request that simply serves to continue the status quo.”

Not funding after a date certain. Good idea Congressman.  Welcome to the fight. We “Idiot Liberals” have been waiting on you for the past seven months.

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    • Armando on October 2, 2007 at 8:10 pm
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    to end the war. Maybe. Let’s see.

  1. to the Idiot Liberal Lourdes and been converted!

  2. Says so in the quoting of yourself you linked to 😉  I’m fatigued…….so is Obey bringing friends with him to the party?  How many charger plates does a girl in the South need to hostess this Out of Iraq Shindig?

  3. sounds encouraging.

    im sending the mr chairman an encouraging email in the most flowery language i can muster.

    • Turkana on October 2, 2007 at 8:29 pm

    just can’t see it…

    you and kos been talking? you posted 3 minutes apart!

    obey’s always been on our side. during the whole fiasco about the videotape, last spring, i spoke to a congressman who told me obey hadn’t slept for a week, he was working so hard, behind the scenes, trying to build a coalition to stop the war. that’s what struck me about the tape- he was so exhausted and exasperated, and he was being berated by people who had no clue. and most people in the tubes piled on.

  4. “We know that this proposal is going to be controversial – I don’t expect to get the support of our leadership or the support of our caucus at this point – but by putting together this bill we hope people will stop ignoring what this war is costing American taxpayers and call the President’s bluff on fiscal responsibility.

    Shorter Obey: Not this time Nancy.

  5. a definition of ends. Ends means what? Shoving troops around, like a shill game or really giving back the Iraqis their country, allowing them decide how to fix it sans mercenaries and Haliburton, The devil’s in the what does this mean. The Embassy? The 2013 end or the real end? 

    • robodd on October 2, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    if you don’t get the idiot liberals reference:

  6. at 1:30 EDT

    -andgarden, idiot liberal

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