Rep. Jerrold Nadler has introduced a bill stipulating that no American funds can be used in Iraq except to protect our troops or bring them home.
“It has been wrongly asserted that Congress cannot force the President to de-escalate or withdraw from Iraq because it cannot use its only real power — cutting off funds — lest it be accused of ‘abandoning the troops,’” Nadler said in a statement. “But if Congress appropriates funds, but limits those funds to protecting the troops and redeploying them from Iraq, that would be the best way of supporting the troops. In fact, keeping (or adding) American soldiers in the middle of a civil war with no end in sight is the ultimate act of abandonment. We must save American lives by bringing them home as soon as possible.”