"Bush to veto massive defense bill"
"WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- President Bush will veto a massive defense-spending bill due to concerns it would leave Iraqi funds in the United States vulnerable to lawsuits, potentially damaging rebuilding efforts, the White House said Friday.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Scott Stanzel, in a statement:
"[A section of the legislation would permit plaintiffs' lawyers to immediately freeze Iraqi funds, exposing Iraq to "massive liability" in lawsuits stemming from the] "misdeeds of the Saddam Hussein regime. The new democratic government of Iraq, during this crucial period of reconstruction, cannot afford to have its funds entangled in such lawsuits in the United States."
But KBR and Halliburton can loot 'em, no prob!
The move stunned top congressional Democrats, who said the White House never raised objections about the provision during negotiations over the wide-ranging legislation.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., in a joint statement:
"The defense bill passed both houses of Congress by overwhelming bipartisan margins and addresses urgent national security priorities, including a 3.5% pay raise for our troops and Wounded Warriors legislation to remedy our veterans' health care system. It is unfortunate that the president will not sign this critical legislation."
Aaaah, FUCK THEM and their WHINING!!!!
Reid and Pelosi accused the administration of "bowing to the demands of the Iraqi government, which is threatening to withdraw billions of dollars invested in U.S. banks if this bill is signed."
Stanzel said the White House would work with congressional leaders when lawmakers return in January to rework the bill."
Wonder if the DemocraPs would be so upset if it Israel was acting the same way.
And is Bush ever an assshole or what, readers?
"Bush to Veto Pentagon Funds Over Iraq Provision" by DAVID STOUT
WASHINGTON — President Bush will veto a huge Defense Department bill because of concerns by the Iraqi government that Iraqi assets in American banks could be vulnerable to claims from victims of Saddam Hussein, the White House said Friday in Texas.
Scott Stanzel, a White House spokesman, said the president objects to a section in the National Defense Authorization Act that would permit plaintiffs’ lawyers to freeze Iraqi funds and expose Iraq to “massive liability in lawsuits concerning the misdeeds of the Saddam Hussein regime.” At least one pending lawsuit reportedly seeks $1 billion or more.
But it's o.k. if Halliburton or KBR steals the money. That's o.k.!
Mr. Stanzel said the White House would consult with Congressional leaders to fix the bill “as soon as possible upon Congress’s return in January.” White House aides said Iraqi government officials had called attention to what they saw as problems in the bill, which was approved amid the lawmakers’ mid-December rush to adjourn for the holidays.
Yeah, fuck governing the country.
Congresspukes gotta get to holiday!!!!!
The announcement of the president’s intentions caught Democratic leaders off guard. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California quickly issued a statement complaining that they had been blindsided by the news.
Senator Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who heads the Armed Services Committee, said it was “unfortunate that the administration failed to identify the concerns upon which this veto is based until after the bill had passed both houses on Congress and was sent to the president for signature.” The senator said he was “deeply disappointed” at Friday’s developments.
I really don't hear DemocraPs anymore.
I just don't listen to them!
The bill is important to members of the military and their families, since it provides for a 3.5 percent pay raise for the troops and contains measures intended to improve the much-criticized health-care system for veterans. (Money for the operations in Iraq and Afghanistan is provided for in separate legislation.)
Oh, so SUPPORTING the TROOPS is going to get vetoed because IRAQ WANTS IT!
I FUCKING HATE George W. Bush!!!
What a FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, when I see him in hell, I am going to RIP OFF HIS HEAD and SHIT DOWN HIS NECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mr. Stanzel said the administration would work with Congress to adjust the bill. But Mr. Reid and Ms. Pelosi were irate.
WHO CARES how Pelosi and Reid felt?
They were IRATE?
Well, NOW THEY KNOW HOW the AMERICAN PUBLIC FEELS about their SHIT LEADERSHIP!!!!!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed your majority, DemocraPs, because you won't have it much longer!
I helped put you in, and I'm gonna help take you out!
VOTE OUT ALL INCUMBENTS NEXT YEAR, readers, and SEND THEM A MESSAGE THEY WILL NEVER FORGET!
Since the bill passed by big majorities in both Houses — far more than the two-thirds needed to override a veto — this latest dispute between the White House and Congressional Democrats could be resolved quickly, since neither side wants to be seen as doing anything to make military people unhappy.
Yeah, BOW DOWN and suck the SHOES of the FUCKING MILITARY!
America is OVER, readers!!!
Better practice your Sig Heils!
The veto announcement was further surprising in view of the fact that earlier White House objections to the legislation were apparently satisfied when Congressional leaders excised a provision that would have passed a law expanding the definition of “hate crimes.”
MSM and politicians act like it is SUCH a surprise that Bush stabbed them in the back again.
Will shit-eating DemocraPs never learn?
As for the MSM, they are just doing their shit-shoveling duty!