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Not Just For Code Pink Anymore

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House Appropriations Chairman David Obey makes a pretty significant declaration on Iraq funding: No new money for the war without a withdrawal timeline or something similar.

Wonder if this poll had anything to do with it....

Update: A committed anti-war activist who meets frequently with congressional Democrats emails to say he's not buying it, noting that Obey isn't demanding a fast withdrawal of troops but rather calling for (among other things) the mere "goal" of ending "U.S. involvement in combat operations By January of 2009." Says this activist: "He is not making a commitment to get troops out safely and orderly NOW!"

--Michael Crowley

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