This about sums up what’s going to take place. Note the first senator:
Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton of New York calls the immigration measures known as REAL ID seriously flawed. She says she’s outraged that Republicans attached it to a bill meant to fund troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.
A spokesman for Senator John Corzine of New Jersey says the issues in REAL ID should get a full debate – they don’t belong in the spending bill. But both plan to vote for the bill because they don’t want to withhold funding from the troops.
This whole “support the troops” Catch-22 with this bill is really making everyone’s head asplode.
UPDATE: Unanimous approval in the Senate. The next logical step should be to mount a campaign to fling that unAmerican cunt Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) out of office in 2006.
FLASHBACK: Contrast this 100-0 Senate vote with the 100% approval vote for Saddam Hussein prior to the Iraq invasion. I bet those that voted against would clearly have risked being labelled “unIraqi” and many Iraqi pundits would have wondered “why do they hate Iraq?”