Cheney Calls Out Congress On Supporting The Troops


Cheney_calls_out_congressLove him or hate him, Dick Cheney is a straight shooter when it comes to dealing with Congress. Today he explicitly called out the Congress to support the troops and do not punish them with a slow bleed as the Democrats have announced their strategy to be.

“When members of Congress pursue an anti-war strategy that’s been called ‘slow bleeding,’ they are not supporting the troops, they are undermining them,” Cheney said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Cheney spoke at the start of a week in which the House plans to begin work on legislation providing nearly $100 billion for the rest of this year’s costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, President Bush’s full request for funds.
“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,” Cheney said.
House Democratic leaders want to add provisions to the measure requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops by the end of August 2008 and possibly by the end of 2007. Some anti-war Democrats prefer limiting the funds so the administration would essentially be forced to remove U.S. forces, a strategy that party leaders have abandoned. via  Yahoo! News.

If the Democrats are against the war as they say have the conviction to stand up and declare they will not finance the war passed a certain date. Instead these slimey politicians want to play the game of we support the troops while hamstringing them at every turn. If it out of Iraq you want, say so but do not be this two faced animal who is only trying to make political points without making a stand.

Either fund the war or not, but if you are going to fund the war be honest and fund it properly.

Posted March 12, 2007 by
Iraq, War on Terror | 11 comments

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    11 Responses to “Cheney Calls Out Congress On Supporting The Troops”

    1. Bodo on March 12th, 2007 9:58 pm

      PollingPoint WAR IN IRAQ poll results:

      How well are things going for the United States in Iraq? Do you think that the United States will be safer against terrorist attacks after its actions in the Middle East? Are you unhappy with the current level of troops in Iraq or should more be sent? These were among the questions that PollingPoint panelists were asked in a recent news poll about events in Iraq.

      Overall, respondents are unhappy with the U.S. position in Iraq and believe that things are not going well. At the same time, there is a strong sentiment among PollingPoint respondents to reduce the number of troops deployed to Iraq. Nearly 2/3 of all respondents agree that the U.S. is not doing well overall; over half of respondents (54%) believe that some or all of the U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq. Education has a strong correlation with the support for withdrawal of troops and respondents with a college degree or more are most likely to support such removal of the troops.

      Additionally, respondents do not think that military involvement helps to keep the U.S. safer or to keep other countries from developing nuclear programs. The majority of PollingPoint respondents believe that the U.S. will be less safe from a terrorist attack as a result of the Iraq war. Breaking this belief down by race, African Americans are far less likely than Hispanic or White respondents to think that the U.S. will be safe against future terrorist attacks. PollingPoint respondents make it clear that using military forces to keep Iran or North Korea from developing a nuclear weapons program is not a good idea. Such actions are opposed in Iran by 49% of the respondents, while 32% see it as a good idea, and 19% are unsure.

    2. Leslie on March 13th, 2007 5:43 am

      Dick Cheney is a liar, a traitor and a war profiteer.

    3. Steve H on March 13th, 2007 1:57 pm

      I believe that the average person is not informed to what is behind the terrorist attacks because most of the media DOES NOT tell the real story. If they did the polls would be much different. The U.S. troops know what is going on and why they are fighting. On 911 we were attacked. They were all Islam believers that were on the planes that kill 3000 American people that did not have anything again them. Islam is not peaceful like Bush said, but are only peacefull to other Islam believers. Get informed and know who is about to take America down before its to late.

    4. Miss-Underestimated on March 13th, 2007 3:38 pm


      Yep, ever notice the Media doesn’t go to the troops for their coverage? I doesn’t sell, controversy sells.

      This is not a war on terrorism, terrorism started this war.
      911 was the works of a leadership not acting swiftly in 1993 and the attack of the Cole. These people declared war on us then.

    5. Allan K on March 13th, 2007 5:20 pm

      Well since you started talking about terrorists and security of the nation. The Feds passed out money for the states to beef up security. Can you guess some of the major expenditures? Whole building generators so when you don’t have power city hall will be able to continue on with police etc. Now don’t you think they did a good. Generators at every fire station plus plasma tv communications system. I will feel better during national emergency knowing the government has power.

    6. adrian on March 14th, 2007 1:48 pm

      I am continously amazed at how gullible the american public is when viewing the “terrorist threat”. The manipulation of this type of event (9-11) is standard stuff for the Russians and the Nazis as well as every other command regime. I worked in Russia for 5 years as a shareholder representative for a US media corporation and I found that this kind of manipulation of sentiment is par for the course over there.

      To those trying to remain “responsbile” in their view of Cheney–and giving him credibility just shows how gullible you are. Cheney could give a rat’s ass about you and he shows this every day by his actions.

    7. Will on March 14th, 2007 4:03 pm

      Maybe Cheney should set a better example of how to REALLY support the troops. Pushing for an increase funding for the VA would be a nice start.

      I’m a Vet of the first Gulf War….for the past 6 years I’ve been fighting the VA for health care coverage for a Gulf War related illness that has begun to give me problems….and now the world knows that the Bush/Cheney team is screwing over yet another generation of military men/women.

      The Bush/Cheney “support the troops” arguments are a load of BS…just another spin tactic to divert the public’s attention…they don’t care about the troops….they only care about their own power & wealth.

    8. Leslie on March 14th, 2007 4:06 pm

      Read about his daughter Elizabeth Cheney and her husband Philip Perry and you will see they have the same attitude.

    9. Susie on March 14th, 2007 6:11 pm

      I love you Dick Cheney! You are the man…

    10. Miss-Underestimated on March 15th, 2007 9:02 am

      WASHINGTON – Khalid Sheikh Mohammed cemented his position as al-Qaida’s most ambitious operational planner when he confessed in a U.S. military tribunal to planning and supporting 31 terrorist attacks, topped by 9/11, that killed thousands of innocent victims since the early 1990s.

      Okay so this is all make believe? Read more they weren’t done with us on 9/11. They had major plans sometime after 9/11 for the Sears Tower and others.

    11. Miss-Underestimated on March 15th, 2007 9:04 am

      And he confessed to the beheading of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in a section of the statement that was excised from the public document, The Associated Press has learned. Pearl was abducted in January 2002 in Pakistan while researching a story on Islamic militancy. Mohammed has long been a suspect in the slaying, which was captured on video.

      Tell Dan’s wife this is just U.S.A. manipulation.

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