Mixed messages

MoveOn to Democratic candidates: Get back to Washington and filibuster any war funds that don't come with a timetable.

By Tim Grieve

Published December 10, 2007 7:12PM (EST)

What congressional Democrats are telling George W. Bush: If you'll just agree to $11 billion or so in extra domestic spending we'd like, we'll give you a bill that should fund the war in Iraq through April with no strings attached.

What MoveOn is telling the Democratic presidential candidates: If you're serious about bringing the troops home from Iraq, how about actually filibustering any defense appropriations bill that includes money for the war without a timeline for ending it?

What John Edwards might be telling himself: It's a good day to be a former U.S. senator running against a handful of current ones.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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