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It Only Takes 41 Senators to Stop the Iraq War

Posted by libhom Saturday, July 21, 2007

A filibuster of Iraq war funding by 41 Senators is enough to stop the war. This is a fact that pro-war propagandists would like us to forget. Another fact they would like us to forget is that a simple majority of the House also can block funding for the war. Either, as a separate act, is enough to bring our troops home.

We have been bombarded with claims that it takes 60 Senators to stop the occupation of Iraq. This is nonsense. Now, some pro-war Democrats are trying to say that it takes 2/3 of both the House and Senate to stop the war, because a Bush veto would have to be overridden to stop the war. This is false. A war spending bill has to pass both the House and the Senate before Bush even gets any say in the matter.

As long as Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and Senator are committed to funding the war, they are committed to prolonging the war. No amount of spin will change that.


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. I agree that both sides put spin on the issue, but there is nothing that will change the fact that Bush WILL veto the bill.

    So the Dem's do in effect need that 2/3 to override his veto.

    My problem is why do they keep funding it? It doesn't take ANY votes to keep them from writing a bill. Ignore the war, Ignore the Asshat-in-Chiefs request for more money. Make him beg.

    But they won't.

  3. Anonymous Says:
  4. They need to remember why they were elected in 2006. Or they may find themselves voted OUT in 2008. Unfortunately, I don't know if the nation can wait that long!

  5. Leo Says:
  6. True enough!! Well said.



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