More funny from USA Today, concerning the D push to defund the war without taking responsibility for the result:
Several Democrats said they had been persuaded to support the measure — the party's first binding action to challenge President Bush's war policies — after last-minute changes and a weekend at home with constituents.The funny part is that they're pretending to care about unduly restricting the president. What they care about is not having a bloodbath until after the 2008 elections. If and when it happens the D's will try to spin it as Bush's problem, but really, it's their cut-and-run plan that stands a good chance of turning the Middle East into a regional killing-field. I hope that some of them are admitting as much inside these closed door meetings.
The bill is slated for a test vote Thursday in the Appropriations Committee. It is proving a formidable test of Democratic leaders, who are steering a tricky path between liberals who oppose any funding for the military effort and conservatives who do not want to restrict unduly the commander in chief.