Harry Reid is determined to force a withdrawal from Iraq by next year even if it means cutting off the funds, according to Ann Flaherty of the Associated Press:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday he wants to cut off money for the Iraq war next year, making clear for the first time that Democrats are willing to pull out all the stops to end U.S. involvement.
Reid’s new strategy faces an uphill battle because many of his colleagues see yanking funds as a dangerous last resort. The proposal increases the stakes on the debate and marks a new era for the Democratic leadership once reluctant to talk about Congress’ power of the purse.
“In the face of the administration’s stubborn unwillingness to change course, the Senate has no choice but to force a change of course,” said Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who signed on Monday as a co-sponsor of Reid’s proposal with Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.
The move is likely to intensify the Democrats’ rift with the administration, which already contends Democrats are putting troops at risk by setting deadlines.
Read it all at the above link.
I must admit the Defeat Caucus is petulantly pugnacious in pursuit of their pusillanimous perfidy. It speaks ill of modern America that such men dare show their faces in public, much less hold high office.