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House GOPers decline to fund the war anymore

June 16, 2009
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The Hill is reporting today that GOP Members of Congress will vote against the $100 billion+ war funding bill because it has a provision to help the IMF.

House Republicans are preparing to vote en bloc against the $106 billion war-spending bill, a position once unthinkable for the party that characterized the money as support for the troops.

For years, Republicans portrayed the bills funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as matters of national security and accused Democrats who voted against them of voting against the troops.

I don’t really see how this is good politics — and that’s all this is, a political gambit — as the article notes:

“In 2005, Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) went so far as to say sending troops into battle and not paying for it would be an “immoral thing to do.”

If this indeed comes true, this will be a good attack ad for any challenger to any of these folks in military/veteran/sane person- heavy districts.

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