Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Let the games begin

One day before Bush's prime-time speech about his "new plan" for Iraq, Senator Ted Kennedy will be introducing legislation that would require Bush to get the approval of Congress for his plan.

The kick:
"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be obligated or expended by the United States government to increase the number of United States forces in Iraq above the number for such forces which existed as of January 9, 2007, without a specific authorization from Congress by law for such an increase."

The kicker:
"Until now, a rubber stamp Republican Congress has refused to hold the White House accountable on Iraq. But the November election has dramatically changed all that. Over the past two years, Democrats reached for their roots as true members of our Party. We listened to the hopes and dreams of everyday Americans. We rejected the politics of fear and division. We embraced a vision of hope and shared purpose. And the American people voted for change.

Many of us felt the authorization to go to war was a grave mistake at the time. I’ve said that my vote against the war in Iraq is the best vote I’ve cast in my 44 years in the United States Senate."

No more blank cheques for Georgie. I wonder what work-around the white house will come up with to get their "New Plan" inplemented? As they say in the NHL, "let's dance!"