Has the US Senate taken leave of their senses?!
This is a bill for PAST use.
What message does this send to other countries, who may consider allowing us to have bases there, if we don't pay them what we owe?
I guess the Senate only has consideration for the terrorists.
Has the Uzbek government lived up to the original agreement ? If not then the payment should be refigured.
posted on 10/06/2005 1:07:12 AM PDT
What's "the message"? "We don't pay our bills"?
posted on 10/06/2005 1:12:14 AM PDT
When the Senate engages in tax policy, the fact that a US citizen actually has some rights to the money he has earned seems lost on the Senate. To expect the Senate to understand that once the Uzbeks delivered as promised the money is rightfully theirs it just hasn't been delivered yet, assumes an understanding and embracing of capitalism as a value. This assumption would seem in error.
Just remember, it is Bush that snubs our allies, tries to bully them, and put together the coalition of the coerced and bribed. It must be true-- so many Senators keep saying so...
posted on 10/06/2005 4:49:16 AM PDT
If the Uzbeks no longer want to cooperate with us in the war on terror, then they shouldn't get another penny from us.
Let them get money from their Red Chinese and Iranian friends.
I voted to pay them before I voted not to pay them. John-I'm a hero-Kerry.
posted on 10/06/2005 9:01:46 AM PDT
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