The House voted on legislation today that would have fully funded the military to train the Iraqi troops, to fight Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations, etc. But it would have required the President to come up with an exit strategy that includes redeployment.
There was NO Pork in the bill. Nothing. It was a clean bill. But Joe still voted against it.
Joe Knollenberg voted NO on a bill to end the war in Iraq.
Once again, Joe Knollenberg has voted to give George Bush unconditional support to keep troops in Iraq for as long as he would like.
Specifically, the bill would have:
Trained the troops:
Authorizes the Secretary to retain in Iraq U.S. forces for: (1) providing security for embassy and diplomatic missions; (2) protecting American citizens; (3) serving in roles consistent with diplomatic positions; (4) engaging in targeted special actions of killing or capturing members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations with global reach; and (5) training and equipping members of the Iraqi Security Forces.
Redeployed Troops under a Phased Exit Strategy
Makes funds immediately available to plan and execute a redeployment of U.S. forces and defense contractors from Iraq
Requires the Secretary of Defense: (1) within 90 days after the enactment of this Act, to commence the redeployment of units and members of the Armed Forces (U.S. forces) deployed in Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and defense contractors operating in Iraq and funded using amounts appropriated to the Department of Defense (DOD); and (2) to complete such redeployment within 180 days after its commencement.
Joe Knollenberg is a follower, not a leader.
He is following George W. Bush.
Joe Knollenberg is not representing US.