Chris Bowers could not be more right on this point. We have allowed Republicans to define using the power of the purse as cutting off funding from the troops, which is such bullshit.
Yet, right-wing talking points, a compliant media, a group of Democratic triangulators and other Dems afraid to stand up often lands us in this place.
It is simple. We are voting to fully fund redeployment. And homeland security. And to protect the troops. Whatever you decide to go with (all are true by the way), you don't buy into the bs Republican frame.
Amazing. As I pointed out earlier, Ted Stevens and Pete Domenici voted to end funding Vietnam (no, not the American troops there, the crappy war). So imagine how far to the right the debates has shifted since then when liberal Democrats are even afraid to do the same now.
It is really quite maddening.