I sure hope that this legislation does not embolden the enemy, make General Petraeus's job and our operations more difficult, etc.
...With Democrats holding 233 seats and Republicans with 201, Democrats were able to afford only 15 ``no'' votes. Accordingly, Pelosi, and her leadership team spent days trying to convince members that the bill was Congress' best chance of forcing Bush to change course - an argument that was aided when they added more than $20 billion in domestic spending in an effort to lure votes.
They got a breakthrough Thursday when four of the bill's most consistent critics said they would not stand in its way. California Democrats Lynn Woolsey, Diane Watson, Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters said they would help round up support for the bill despite their intention to personally vote against it because it would not end the war immediately...
It's too bad that a majority of Congress doesn't have the metal that our military does.
If you get a OIF or OEF troop reaction to this, email me. I'd like to know what they think of this support from our politicians.