January 17, 2007

Iraq Hostage Crisis

In the New York Times the National Security Advisor describes the White House’s tactic against a congress that was put in office as a result of the people’s concern about the Iraq war:

Mr. Bush’s National Security Adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, said in an interview on “Meet the Press” on NBC that the White House has sufficient money under its control to deploy the troops as planned, and he suggested that once the troops are in place, Congress would be reluctant to cut off funding. “I think once they get in harm’s way, Congress’s tradition is to support those troops,” Mr. Hadley said.

Putting your loved ones in harm’s way and then asking for money for their safety.

Isn’t that called “holding for ransom?”

Posted by James at January 17, 2007 12:59 PM
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