The vote to send another $60B of taxpayers’ money to pay for Obama’s AfPak occupation was 67-28-5. But almost all the no votes were conservative Republicans. Only two Democrats, Feingold (WI) and Wyden (OR), voted against. Three Republicans and Lincoln (AR) and McCaskill (MO) did not vote.
To their shame, the other 15 Dems and Sanders, who voted for the weak but significant Feingold effort to put an end date for the occupation, wound up voting the money to pay for an open-ended war.
Michael Munk is the author of The Portland Red Guide: Sites and Stories From Our Radical Past. Visit his Web site: <www.michaelmunk.com>.