May 06, 2004
Dems on $25B
“The track record of the Bush White House in accounting for funds for Iraq is a record of confusion, obfuscation, bumbling, denial, and deception,” said Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, top Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee and a frequent critic of the administration’s Iraq policies.
Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democratic leader, called the request “the most recent episode in a pattern of secrecy by an administration that refuses to share information with the American people even when confronted with facts that stand in opposition to their policies.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry said it was too early to tell whether he would support the proposal. The Massachusetts senator said U.S. troops “need to get what they need,” but he faulted the administration for failing to provide them promptly with body armor and humvee trucks.
Also, there is a lot of buzz about a press conference today with Pelosi and Murtha, we’ll let you know if anything comes out of it.