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Dave Obey, chairman of the House Appropriations Committee. "The problem is not the Administration's policy or its goals. The problem is that I doubt that we have the tools there that we need to implement virtually any policy in that region."
Obey then voted with a majority of the house to pass some $97 billion in supplemental appropriations, much of it to send a fresh supply of unmanned drones and an additional 21,000 troops and to fight a war he predicts will fail.