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Monday, October 30, 2006

 

George Bush's Favorite Senator

It's all coming full circle, isn't it?

In a wide-ranging two-part interview that will run tonight and tommorrow on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity & Colmes” show, President George W. Bush made some comments about Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, the Democratic incumbent who is running for re-election on his own Connecticut for Lieberman line.

“One man who stood by his decisions is Joe Lieberman,” Mr. Bush said. “He understands the consequences. And the Democratic Party ran him out of the party because he stood on principle.”

Comments:
11/15/2005

S Amdt 2519 to S 1042: To clarify and recommend changes to the policy of the United States on Iraq and to require reports on certain matters relating to Iraq.

Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that requires the President to report to Congress every three months on the United States policy and military operations in Iraq including estimated dates of phase out and redeployment until the last US combat brigade returns to the United States.



Joe Lieberman voted against a bill that would have required George Bush to report to Congress every 3 months on the progress of the war in Iraq. Clearly, there is no sound reason to vote against proper oversight of the war in Iraq. Billions of our tax dollars have gone missing to contractors with no supervision, no-bid contracts were awarded to well connected friends of the current administration, who didn’t have the proper experience, and the result was that Iraq wasn’t rebuilt, but left in a state of chaos. Had the condition of Iraq been made known to Congress, things wouldn’t have gotten so out of control. If the young men of Iraq had been employed in rebuilding their country, there wouldn’t have been the level of frustration that fed the insurgency. Our troops were left in a cauldron of discontent, which has imperiled them. Thousands of our troops have been killed or maimed by homemade bombs. There is no excuse to vote against having a quarterly assessment and some accountability of the Iraq War.
 
11/15/2005

S Amdt 2519 to S 1042: To clarify and recommend changes to the policy of the United States on Iraq and to require reports on certain matters relating to Iraq.

Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that requires the President to report to Congress every three months on the United States policy and military operations in Iraq including estimated dates of phase out and redeployment until the last US combat brigade returns to the United States.



Joe Lieberman voted against a bill that would have required George Bush to report to Congress every 3 months on the progress of the war in Iraq. Clearly, there is no sound reason to vote against proper oversight of the war in Iraq. Billions of our tax dollars have gone missing to contractors with no supervision, no-bid contracts were awarded to well connected friends of the current administration, who didn’t have the proper experience, and the result was that Iraq wasn’t rebuilt, but left in a state of chaos. Had the condition of Iraq been made known to Congress, things wouldn’t have gotten so out of control. If the young men of Iraq had been employed in rebuilding their country, there wouldn’t have been the level of frustration that fed the insurgency. Our troops were left in a cauldron of discontent, which has imperiled them. Thousands of our troops have been killed or maimed by homemade bombs. There is no excuse to vote against having a quarterly assessment and some accountability of the Iraq War.
 
11/15/2005

S Amdt 2519 to S 1042: To clarify and recommend changes to the policy of the United States on Iraq and to require reports on certain matters relating to Iraq.

Project Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that requires the President to report to Congress every three months on the United States policy and military operations in Iraq including estimated dates of phase out and redeployment until the last US combat brigade returns to the United States.



Joe Lieberman voted against a bill that would have required George Bush to report to Congress every 3 months on the progress of the war in Iraq. Clearly, there is no sound reason to vote against proper oversight of the war in Iraq. Billions of our tax dollars have gone missing to contractors with no supervision, no-bid contracts were awarded to well connected friends of the current administration, who didn’t have the proper experience, and the result was that Iraq wasn’t rebuilt, but left in a state of chaos. Had the condition of Iraq been made known to Congress, things wouldn’t have gotten so out of control. If the young men of Iraq had been employed in rebuilding their country, there wouldn’t have been the level of frustration that fed the insurgency. Our troops were left in a cauldron of discontent, which has imperiled them. Thousands of our troops have been killed or maimed by homemade bombs. There is no excuse to vote against having a quarterly assessment and some accountability of the Iraq War.
 
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