Watch What They Do and Not What They Say

Beware of irresponsible efforts by Democrats to undermine our military and leave our troops more vulnerable. Anti-war Democrats in the U.S. House and Senate passed an Iraq War Supplemental bill that cuts necessary funding and forces our troops to withdraw before their job is complete.

Instead of investing in victory for Iraq and our troops, Congressional Democrats persist in micromanaging the war and announcing our imminent surrender with a March 2008 withdraw from Iraq. This will embolden the enemies and put our troops at greater risk.

And now, in addition to the war supplemental bill comes legislation introduced by Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Russ Feingold, which would reinforce a pullout date by preventing funding for the mission after that deadline.

"No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to continue the deployment in Iraq of members of the United States Armed Forces after March 31, 2008," reads the measure.

On Monday Vice President Dick Cheney blasted the Democrats for passing a bill with a pullout date of March 31, 2008. "It's time the self-appointed strategists on Capitol Hill understood a very simple concept: You cannot win a war if you tell the enemy you're going to quit," said Cheney.

Not only does this bill cut funding for the troops and micromanage the war but Democrats have stuffed this bill with pork barrel spending which has nothing to do with the War in Iraq. The bill includes billions in special home state projects that were added for congressional members to secure their votes for the bill. Last year Nancy Pelosi campaigned vigorously against earmarks and promised voters that Democrats would be different. What a display of arrogant hypocrisy!

President Bush has said he will veto any spending bill that has a declared timetable for withdrawal and House Minority Leader John Boehner released a letter to the president signed by 154 Republicans who are committed to sustaining a presidential veto on the Iraq War Supplemental bill. The Democrats in Congress will not have enough votes to override a presidential veto of the bill.