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Poisonous Words

During her appearance on ABC's Good Morning America, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi claimed that the reason President Bush has been so quick to deploy troops to Iraq as part of his plan to escalate the war is because he knows that Democrats have vowed not to cut funding for troops already in the field.

"That’s why he’s moving so quickly to put them in harm’s way." Pelosi said.

The White House fired back, calling Pelosi's comments "poisonous" and that to question the President's motives for moving quickly to deploy troops is "not appropriate, it is not correct, and it is unfortunate because we do have troops in harm's way."

Perhaps what has BuchCo so worried is how dangerously close such criticisms came to their line of thinking.

From the NY Times (via Welshman):
Mr. Bush's National Security Adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, said in an interview on "Meet the Press" on NBC that the White House has sufficient money under its control to deploy the troops as planned, and he suggested that once the troops are in place, Congress would be reluctant to cut off funding.

"I think once they get in harm's way, Congress's tradition is to support those troops," Mr. Hadley said.

Poisonous indeed.

More from Meme.

(Filed at State of the Day)

Gotta remember that it's all 'in context'. When a Democrat says it, it's poisonous. When a Republican says it...not so much.

Now that wasn't too difficult, was it?

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