Thursday :: Mar 29, 2007

GOP Ordered Clinton Out Of Somalia And Haiti


by Steve

John McCain, Mitch McConnell and other GOP senators say it is unprecedented for Congress to dictate troop withdrawal dates to the Commander in Chief, or to limit funding for such operations.

Wrong. Travis Sharp of the Iraq Insider blog discovered that there are in fact nine (9) current GOP senators who voted three times in the 1990’s to slap such limits upon Bill Clinton to end the Somalia and Haiti deployments:

Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Cochran (R-MS)
Domenici (R-NM)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Lugar (R-IN)
McConnell (R-KY)
Specter (R-PA)
Warner (R-VA)

Ted Stevens voted not once but twice to cut off funding for the Somalia deployment and the withdrawal of troops by a date certain. John McCain voted to order Clinton out of Haiti.

What's good for the goose ....

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