Congress to give Bush last blank check for war

WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. Congress, who came to power last year on a call to end the combat in Iraq, will soon give President George W. Bush the last war-funding bill of his presidency without any of the conditions they sought for withdrawing U.S. troops, congressional aides said on Monday.

Lawmakers are arranging to send Bush $165 billion in new money for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, enough to last for about a year and well beyond when Bush leaves office on Jan. 20

Advertisements
  1. Your children are not your children. They are sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you. And though they are with you, they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts, for they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls. For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but strive not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.KahlilGibranKahlil Gibran

  2. Living, just by itself – what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom’s the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you’ve got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that’s terribly exciting – or he’ll come along and nibble your brain.Louis-FerdinandC%E9lineLouis-Ferdinand C?line

  3. Most of what you learn in the first four years of elementary school will be valid all your life. Most of what you learn in four years of college won’t be. This is another reason some people contend grade school teachers should be paid more than university professors.L.M.BoydL. M. Boyd

  4. …when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.SirArthurConanDoyleSir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes

  1. December 21st, 2011
    Trackback from : Rolling Platform Buyer Guide

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: