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Will Dems Use Republicans to Help Pass War Escalation, and Still Pass Everything Else on Their Own?

By davidswanson - Posted on 19 May 2010

"Our Hill sources are saying that the leadership is weighing splitting the bill into two parts, one with the war funding and another with the other stuff. The war funding would pass, with the entire Republicans caucus and some Democrats voting for it. The add-ons would pass with almost all Democrats voting yes and no GOP support whatsoever."

That's the word from Foreign Policy which may, however, have simply pulled that out of its assigment desk, given that those sentences were preceded by this delusion: "100 or so anti-war Democrats will always vote against war spending." Like last June, right?

Here's where the money for this "temporary" war will go.

Here's why it's pissing us off.

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