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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


 

Bush on Iraq


With a hearty hat tip to Daily Kos blogger Daisy Cutter, I note that George Bush signed the defense spending bill into law yesterday, while asserting in a "signing statement" that he was planning to ignore section 1222. And just what is section 1222?
SEC. 1222. LIMITATION ON AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES RELATING TO IRAQ.

No funds appropriated pursuant to an authorization of appropriations in this Act may be obligated or expended for a purpose as follows:

(1) To establish any military installation or base for the purpose of providing for the permanent stationing of United States Armed Forces in Iraq.

(2) To exercise United States control of the oil resources of Iraq.
And how did the press do on reporting this interesting development? Crickets (although they managed to report extensively on Secretary of Defense [sic] Robert Gates' statement of a few days ago that the U.S. wasn't interested in permanent bases).


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