I fully support our troops and would do anything to protect their safety. But the President has cynically tied the military funding to the $20 billion for reconstruction, effectively holding our troops hostage to an aid package rife with patronage and overspending. That may be good politics, but it is meant to mask bad policy.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Obama Statement on Iraq Spending Package Vote October 17, 2003
From his campaign press release back in 2003. Words with new meaning now that we know the Tony Rezko connections.