America is tired of this war, no matter what the media might say, and they elected Democrats in November to finally rein in the President. Speaker Pelosi is not going to take the impending escalation lying down.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said newly empowered Democrats will not give President Bush a blank check to wage war in Iraq, hinting they could deny funding if he seeks additional troops.
“If the president chooses to escalate the war, in his budget request, we want to see a distinction between what is there to support the troops who are there now,” she said in an interview broadcast Sunday.
“The American people and the Congress support those troops. We will not abandon them. But if the president wants to add to this mission, he is going to have to justify it and this is new for him because up until now the Republican Congress has given him a blank check with no oversight, no standards, no conditions,” said Pelosi, D-Calif.