Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fresh Air Courtesy of Geoff Davis (R-KY)

Here is a breath of fresh air in the stagnant halls of the Democrat controlled Congress. To steal a line from the left, this is speaking TRUTH to POWER:

Some of the Democratic leadership have declared it the job of congress to micromanage the war in Iraq. Yet we learn today that the Speaker of the House has refused to be seen face to face with the very military commanders whose hands will be tied by the Democratic War Funding Bill.

This latest insult to our troops should come as no surprise since others in the Democratic Leadership have declared the war lost despite our military commanders statements to the contrary and before Gen. Petraeus has even gotten the additional resources he has requested. His reinforcement hadn't even been fully implemented before Congressional leaders have called it a failure.

I urge my colleagues to insist on a funding bill that does not give our enemies a date for our surrender. I believe our soldiers when they say, "the war is not lost," and we must give our military the resources it needs to win. Language of surrender is inappropriate with troops in the field and reinforces the perceptions of our enemies.

via blackfive

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