Thursday, November 15, 2007

McNerney votes for spending bill to end Iraq War

HR.4156 would:
-set goal of withdrawal by Dec 2008.
-only provide funds for redeployment (not expanding war)
-mandate redeployment beginning 30 days from passage of bill.
-ban torture.
-require all troops sent to Iraq to be "fully mission capable".

If McNerney holds to his stated position of "we don't have the votes to end the war", his vote on this bill is meaningless. The Democratic leadership has given McNerney cover to break from that position. I hope he does.

In related news, I am glad to see McNerney is aware of the terrible human costs of this unnecessary war as he advocates for a PTSD clinic in Livermore. Then again, I understand Bush is also aware of the terrible costs.


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