The Washington Times - May 5, 2009, 05:58AM

The House version of a war spending bill has dropped President Obama’s $80 million request for closing the military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, CNN is reporting.

Democratic lawmakers said if Obama wants to close Gitmo, he’ll need to present a plan first. The House bill totals $94.2 billion.

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I’m confused.  The Democrats campaigned to end the war, close Gitmo and punish greedy corporations.  Since they’ve been in power, they’ve continued to fund the war, refused to close Gitmo and given billions in taxpayer money to corporations that then give millions in bonuses to their top executives.  Are the Democrats becoming Republicans?  I guess somebody has to.

I mean, there are so many Democrats in Congress now that they’ve got to play both sides just to keep things interesting.

And it’s not surprising that the Democrats are doing this during one of television’s sweeps months.  They want to boost C-SPAN’s viewership numbers — to get their show renewed for another term.