Chris Van Hollen
“After careful review showed it contained loopholes that will allow President Bush to keep tens of thousands or more American troops in Iraq long after August, 2008.\
“Since the Democrats took control of Congress, 214 U.S. troops have been killed in Iraq. As each day goes by, close to three U.S. troops die in Iraq. Hundreds are wounded each month. This means during the next year and a half another 1,600 will die and tens of thousands more will be injured,” said spokesperson Sarah Grusky.\
“It is a hypocrisy the Democrats are paying for the escalation in this supplemental they voted against last month,” she said.
— Eric Pfeiffer, Capitol Hill correspondent, The Washington Times