On Security, Obama’s ‘Coalition of the Willing’ Takes Shape~ Ron Paul Stands AloneSubmitted by Liberty_Belle on Sun, 10/04/2009 - 16:59
*** Ron Paul stands alone...again!
"In a vote of 258-163, the House of Representatives passed a broad package of measures entitled H.R. 2892 “Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes.”
The vote was spun as a defeat for the Obama Administration’s ostensible plan to close Guantanamo Bay, but really underscored the hawkish voting block that the administration will likely have to rely on to push through future escalations in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
***Though only supported by 35% of voting Democrats, the bill passed easily, relying on a coalition of centrist Democrats and Republicans. Only one Republican, Congressman Ron Paul, voted against the measure." ***
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