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Antiwar Liberals Mobilize Against the War Supplemental

With Republicans in the House objecting to the $96.7 billion war supplemental to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars due to its provisions funding the

Kenzo Norman
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Jun 08, 2009

With Republicans in the House objecting to the $96.7 billion war supplemental to pay for the Iraq and Afghanistan wars due to its provisions funding the International Monetary Fund, antiwar progressives realized late last week that if they keep 51 Democrats who voted against an earlier version of the supplemental on board, they could defeat the House’s supplemental bill full-stop. Leaders of this effort include Jane Hamsher of Firedoglake, which hosts my personal blog, so I feel a little bit compromised from the start in writing about this. Instead check out Tom Edsall’s summary of the supplemental state-of-play in the Huffington Post. For more on progressives’ fight against the Obama administration’s Afghanistan troop increases, though, see this piece.

Jane’s latest whip count: if 38 Democrats buck White House pressure and stick with their “no” votes, the supplemental goes down.

Kenzo Norman | Kenzo is a journalist-turned-marketer who is fascinated by how storytelling and targeted marketing can result in content that changes businesses. He is responsible for implementing inbound marketing strategies that help his clients raise brand awareness, generate leads, and gain new customers as an Account Executive. Jason enjoys reading on the beach, tracking down mono records, and playing guitar when he is not working.

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