September 14th, 2007

Bush Speech Makes Welch Use The P-Words

by Philip Baruth

Predictably, the Vermont delegation was four-square against the President and his vision for an “enduring” presence in Iraq. But only Congressman Peter Welch let fly with the actual P-words.

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Nearly but not quite the actual Vermont delegation: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Welch, Leahy.

“President Bush has no strategy in Iraq other than running out the clock on his presidency, knowing that this war will soon be another President’s burden. It is imperative that Congress finally use the power of the purse to end this war and bring our troops home.”

During Watergate, all wisdom boiled down to three words: follow the money. Iraq is a tad more complicated, and requires four: power of the purse.

Full props to Welch for using them.