Friday, May 11, 2007

Kucinich: President’s Veto Threat Means War Funds Should Be Cut Off Now

Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich's congressional website posted the following press release.

Kucinich: President’s Veto Threat Means War Funds Should Be Cut Off Now

Washington, May 9 - WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 9) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) released the following statement after President Bush’s press secretary Tony Snow stated the President would veto the Iraq supplemental spending bill:

“The President put us into this war and he continues to insist that Congress send him a blank check despite the fact that the American people want out of Iraq now.

“Congress should not give the President another dime to continue his misadventure in Iraq. The only way to end this war is to refuse to appropriate any more funds. Refusing to appropriate money would force an end to the war and allow an expeditious return of our troops.

“Congress has the constitutional authority to end this war. Every time Congress appropriations more money, they are voting to continue the Iraq war.

“The President has made it clear from the start that he has no intention of withdrawing from Iraq. His refusal to recognize that the occupation is fueling the insurgency compounds the tragedy of the U.S. presence in Iraq. He refuses to recognize that the war, which he declared successfully completed more than four years ago, has been a colossal failure.

“HR 1234 provides a plan for bringing the troops home, ending the occupation and stabilizing Iraq.”

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