Monday, April 19, 2004

Plan of Attack

On 60 Minutes, Woodward revealed the Bush administration grabbed $700 million from appropriations the U.S. Congress had earmarked for the war in Afghanistan and used it for Iraq war planning. Could this be illegal?
"Some people are going to look at a document called the Constitution which says that no money will be drawn from the treasury unless appropriated by Congress," he said. "Congress was totally in the dark on this."
The Right side of the blogoshpere is 'pindrop' silient on this, right now. Even more silent then they were regarding the Press Conference fiasco.

These lemmings have to wait for their talking points and marching orders from the RNC, and when they don't have any, or can't get to them, they don't know what to say.

They are soooo predictable!


[UPDATE] While the crickets are still chirping over on the Right, one of their higher ranking members in the Senate DOES issue a statement:
- CHAIRMAN OF THE SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE SAYS WHITE HOUSE DID NOT INFORM HIM: Sen. Robert Byrd (R-WV), who was Chairman of the Appropriations Committee (the committee the President was legally obligated to report money transfers to), issued a statement on 4/20/04 saying, "To the best of my knowledge the Bush White House provided no consultations as required by law about its use of funds for preparation for a war in Iraq in advance of those funds being spent. There is nothing contained in the Administration's quarterly reports indicating that projects were being funded to prepare for war with Iraq. If the Woodward allegations are true, then the Administration failed to abide by the law to consult with and fully inform Congress."

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