Friday, December 28, 2007
While I don't normally get too political, I know that the world supposedly doesn't like Bush, but do we really need to perpetuate it with pictures like this of him in the news?
While Bush approved the overall budget, he criticized the thousands of "earmarks" -- specific spending allocations for projects and programs favored by specific members of Congress, often for their home states and districts -- included in it.
"I am disappointed in the way the Congress compiled this legislation, including abandoning the goal I set early this year to reduce the number and cost of earmarks by half," he said (from http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071226/pl_afp/uspoliticsbudgetiraqmilitary_071226231432).
So while he asked for these funds months ago, Congress finally approves it anyway. I hope all that grandstanding got their point across.
I listen to the Sean Hannity radio show on my way home from work and concur with his assessment that progress is being made in Iraq. I don't think you can simply abandon it to its fate now, whatever the original point of going in there was. If the U.S. just up and leaves, there will be a quicksand that will have everything worse ten years from now, or hasn't anybody learned that from Desert Storm?
(Picture taken from http://news.yahoo.com/nphotos/President-Bush/ss/events/us/081201presidentbush;_ylt=AkhB2qHW_pU3z8g3TX0H729vzwcF)