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  •  Or we could just start bringing them home. (7+ / 0-)

    That would accomplish two goals.

    The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

    by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:40:30 AM PDT

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    •  Would love that, but it is not going to happen. (1+ / 0-)
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      Mr MadAsHell

      Never was going to happen and now even if Obama et al had a change of heart it really won't happen with the GOP in charge of the purse strings.

      •  In what sense are they in charge of the purse... (0+ / 0-)

        ...strings?  They may have part of the legislature after today.  We have the other part, and 100% of the executive.  I'd still rather be us than them.

        The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

        by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:58:50 AM PDT

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        •  The House legislates all gov't spending. (1+ / 0-)
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          JG in MD

          Did you completely miss the Spring 2007 debate about the Dems having the power to wind the war down in Iraq by defunding the military activities?  While the Republicans claimed that deferring to the President on the wars was "customary", they always had the power to shut Bush's wars down.  They have tremendous power to dictate what happens, in fact.

    •  BUT having said what I just said, the only (1+ / 0-)
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      Deep Dark

      way I could see that happening is if the GOP were to approach the situation logically and get the troops out and then shut the government down, but the GOP acting logically will happen when pigs fly.  So, I stick with my earlier prediction until pigs fly.

    •  That costs money, too (0+ / 0-)

      I believe the previous President was prepared to let our troops do without supplies if Congress did not vote his war supplemental.

      "The smartest man in the room is not always right." -Richard Holbrooke

      by Demi Moaned on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:49:02 AM PDT

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      •  That's because he wanted to stay there (0+ / 0-)

        So it's up to Obama to decide how much he wants to stay there.

        The most impressive thing about man [...] is the fact that he has invented the concept of that which does not exist--Glenn Gould

        by Rich in PA on Tue Nov 02, 2010 at 11:57:46 AM PDT

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