Kohl, Feingold both vote no as Senate passes war funding

Only 26 Senators had the courage today to vote against another $165-billion in war funding for Iraq and Afghanistan.

We should be proud that both Wisconsin Senators, Herb Kohl and Russ Feingold, voted no.

Here’s why. WashPost reports:

Senators stripped the package of all language governing the conduct of the Iraq war or mandating troop withdrawals that had been in a previous version approved by the House.

In other words, a blank check. The roll call was 70-26. The bill now goes to the House, which refused to pass the funding last week but is expected to cave in now.

These are not easy votes to take, even with two-thirds of the country unhappy with the Iraq war and occupation.

Please contact Senators Kohl and Feingold to thank them.

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