WaPo: House Dems to Block Escalation Funds

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What happens when Democrats seek to block funding for a troop increase that’s already under way?

We’re gonna find out. The Washington Post reports that House Democrats, led by the hard-charging Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), have settled on a strategy of “legislative language that could stop an escalation of troops.” Or as House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.) put it, “Twenty-one thousand five hundred troops ought to have 21,500 strings attached to them.” It’s not yet clear when they’d make their move.

As we said earlier this week, with a White House that’s accustomed to ignoring limits to its power, things are liable to get very, very interesting.