I can’t think of anything that undermines or disheartens our troops in harms way more than to hear two presidential candidates stand up and publicly declare that all funds that support the troops in Iraq should be cut off:
Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton separately declared their support Tuesday for a March 31, 2008, cutoff in funds for the Iraq war, two Democratic presidential front-runners abruptly shifting positions on a key issue.
The twin announcements came on the eve of the largely symbolic Senate vote on the cutoff and as Obama and Clinton compete for the support of anti-war activists.
Obama said he would vote for a cutoff as well as a second bill setting standards for the Iraqi government ”not because I believe either is the best answer, but because I want to send a strong statement to the Iraqi government, the president and my Republican colleagues that it’s long past time to change course.”
Obama and Clinton are selling out our troops in exchange for support from anti-war activists. How despicable. Additionally, they obviously don’t give a rat’s behind that al Qaeda is also listening to them surrender. I really don’t know how our troops continue to go out every day on missions and risk IEDs, snipers, and fire fights with al Qaeda when Democrats like Obama and Clinton publicly declare that what the troops are doing is in vain.
Update: Not only did Clinton and Obama vote to cut off funding, but so did Dodd and Biden. So four Democratic presidential candidates voted to cut off funding for our troops, and I’m sure if the other candidates had the chance to vote for this bill, they would have followed suit. Except Bill Richardson. I’m not sure what he would have done.