Tuesday, January 25, 2005

President Bush Asks For More Iraq War Money, Representative Pelosi Asks Plain Questions.

Responding to the President Bush's request for an additional $80 Billion (US), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi asked several questions which should be both taken seriously and answered sufficiently.

Representative Pelosi's comments and questions:
"As Members of Congress, our highest responsibility is to provide for the common defense, and we have pledged to give our armed forces the support they need in these difficult and dangerous days -- both to win this war and to win the peace.

"As Congress works to ensure our troops have what they need to be safe, we owe it to them to critically examine President Bush's request and ask: What are the goals in Iraq, and how much more money will it cost to achieve them? Why hasn't the President and the Pentagon provided Members of Congress a full accounting of previous expenditures? Why, after all the effort dedicated to training Iraqi troops, aren't more Iraqi troops trained, equipped, and prepared to play a bigger security role?"



There is cause for concern when several hundred billion dollars is spent and yet even elected government officials on both sides of the isle are unaware of how exactly it is being put to use.

In an effort to reach out to my conservative friends, please note both my desire for fiscal responsibility and the wry humor of this sentence.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is babyshark
just wanted to say.....very well thought out. but, since I am not into politics, it's hard for me to make a comment. :)
but, I will repeat what you earlier wrote:
"There is cause for concern when several hundred billion dollars is spent and yet even elected government officials on both sides of the isle are unaware of how exactly it is being put to use."
I would say by that statement....we are in deep doo doo.

12:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sung to the tune of Rhiannon by Fleetwood Mac:

Rick is a nifty fella
He looks really nice in yella
Adam is as tall as a tree
The only person taller than me

5:38 PM  
Blogger manofredearth said...

You two rock; you made my night. Keep it up, please. :)

1:52 AM  

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