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US Senate blocks Iraq funds bill

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posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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US Senate blocks Iraq funds bill


news.bbc.co.uk

Republicans in the US Senate have blocked a Democratic proposal to tie a $50bn (£24bn) Iraq war funding bill to a timetable for troop withdrawal.

The 53-45 vote was not enough to advance the bill, which passed in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Defence Secretary Robert Gates warned that if the money was not approved, funds would run out by February.
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posted on Nov, 16 2007 @ 08:28 PM
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Alright, so they're stalling. Then what? Hey, Senate -- wake the heck up and end this charade already. 9$ trillion in debt and now you're going to worsen it? Notice the "you" there, not "we" -- as in, the people?!

Then this little gem later on,


White House spokesman Tony Fratto said that the Pentagon would have to start using its annual budget to cover costs.


news.bbc.co.uk
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