Get a clue.
We like Nancy Pelosi and applaud her recent appointment to Speaker of the House. However, we're taking a back seat right now on what she and the Dems are actually going to do.
Remember, Vietnam was the Democrats' war. (Sad fact: Lyndon Johnson escalated the Vietnam War, from 16,000 American soldiers in 1963 to 550,000 in early 1968, of whom over 1,000 were killed every month.)
Sorry, to all those who are ga-ga about the Dems being in charge...obviously, it's better than Rove, Bush, Cheney and the other warmongers. But the Dems aren't exactly pure as the driven snow.
Will Pelosi be able to hold back the funding? And what is this comment about increasing the overall size of the military? When politicians say things like, "without justification" it's code for "I'm going to make you grovel, but I'll most likely give in."
Face the Nation today: She said Democrats are not interesting in cutting off money for troops already in Iraq — "We won't do that" — and that her party favors increased the overall size of the Army by 30,000 and Marines by 20,000 "to make sure we are able to protect the American people." "That's different though, than adding troops to Iraq," Pelosi said. The speaker stopped short of stating categorically that Democrats would block money for additional troops in Iraq. But she did say, "The burden is on the president to justify any additional resources. ... The president's going to have to engage with Congress in the justification for any additional troops."