Monday, March 26, 2007

The Democrats' "Slow Bleed" Policy

Nebraska Congressman Lee Terry on the latest Democrat attempts to force the U.S. to "cut and run" from Iraq:

The House of Representatives has just approved by a vote of 218 to 212 H.R. 1591, which takes a "slow-bleed" approach to end U.S. efforts in Iraq . I voted against this deplorable bill and urged my colleagues to demand from the House Leadership a "clean" emergency spending bill that will meet the needs of our troops.

H.R. 1591 continues Speaker Pelosi's and Congressman John Murtha's publicly announced strategy to cut funding to our troops to prevent them from accomplishing their mission in Iraq , and to force U.S. withdrawal due to a lack of resources. This "slow bleed" approach harms our troops. It gives hope to those in that part of the world whose stated objective is the defeat the United States and the violent overthrow of the democratically elected government in Iraq . In addition, billions of dollars of unrelated spending was included for special interests. Please find attached my full statement in opposition to H.R. 1591.

Congressman Sam Johnson, a former Vietnam POW, urged Members to vote this bill down. "Marines never quit," Johnson said. "Neither should we."

The full text of Lee Terry's press release can be read here and the full video of Congressman Johnson's full remarks can be viewed right here.