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Friday, January 26, 2007

Sen. Feingold Wants To Use Power of the Purse

By clicking on the link, you'll be able to read Sen. Feingold's op-ed calling for Congress to use the power of the purse to bring the troops out of Iraq.

In it, he says that Congress will still support the troops, yet doesn't say how they'll use the "power of the purse" yet still provide the resources troops need.

But, that's not my question.

What I'm curious about is this: If Sen. Feingold is serious about opposing the war, as he has every right to be... why does he want to cut funding to our side?

What about cutting our funding (through foreign aid and military assistance) to various other governments and organizations throughout the world? Can we say, accurately and with confidence, that we know for sure that the money is NOT going to support terrorists and those who want us dead?

I don't mind if someone is principled and opposed to the war. Fine. But, don't say you support the troops when you want to continue funding the other side and not the troops.

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