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November 30, 2007

War Funding Showdown Continues

President Bush keeps telling Congress to get its act together and support our troops:

"The missions of this department are essential to saving Americans' lives, and they are too important to be disrupted or delayed or put at risk," Bush said at the Pentagon after he received more than two hours of briefings [on Thursday]. "Pentagon officials have warned Congress that the continued delay in funding our troops will soon begin to have a damaging impact on the operations of this department."

Senate Majority Leader Reid still refuses to budge on his demand that the president sign a retreat bill. He keeps insisting that the DoD doesn't mean it when it says it's going to have to start suspending programs and laying folks off.

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Defense Gates announced that 200,000 contractors and civilian employees may receive notices to start looking for new jobs as early as Christmas. What a special Christmas gift for our military and support infrastructure from congressional Democrats!

Bleg? Okay, I tried to put together a pic of a an axe bearing a Christmas tag (that reads "Happy Holidays", of course) and the words "To: the DoD From: Harry Reid." But I suck. It would have been a heckuva lot easier if I, uh, owned an axe...or a Christmas tag. Any takers?


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