Friday, August 31, 2007

US lawmakers slimed in the green zone

Lawmakers Describe 'Being Slimed in the Green Zone' -

If you've read anything here, you know I abhor our Congress people going overseas to do "business" (whatever that means). Why don't they just stay here and do something?

Anyway, they go to Iraq and some get royal treatment and others get royal jelly treatment. 3 Democratic Congressional members took a little jaunt over to Iraq and got the royal jelly treatment:
Under “latest Iraq vote,” Tauscher’s bio noted that she had voted in favor of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq within 120 days of the bill’s enactment.

She did vote that way — in May. On Aug. 2, Tauscher voted in favor of her own bill, which mandates that troops be granted a leave from combat at least as long as their last combat deployment before being shipped back to Iraq. That vote might have been a little too popular with the soldiers she was meeting, Tauscher said.
These statements were embedded in Tauscher's bio that was handed out to the rank and file military during the visit. Way to go, Bush Co spinmasters! Karl Rove lives.