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Reid's War on the War: 63 Iraq Votes, Still No Funding
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AP flash:

The Senate on Friday blocked a Democratic proposal to pay for the Iraq war but require that troops start coming home.

The 53-45 vote was 15 votes short of the 60 needed to advance. It came minutes after the Senate rejected a Republican proposal to pay for the Iraq war without strings attached.

The Republican measure failed by an identical vote.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the only way to get troops the money was to approve the restrictions outlined by Democrats.

“Our troops continue to fight and die valiantly. And our Treasury continues to be depleted rapidly, for a peace that we seem far more interested in achieving than Iraq’s own political leaders,” said Reid, D-Nev.

63 votes on Iraq, more than 280 days since President Bush requested the emergency war funding.

And…nada.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving turkey, Harry.

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Related good read: IBD editorializes on the “Do One-Thing Congress.”

(Republished from MichelleMalkin.com by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Harry Reid, Iraq