Washington (CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives narrowly defeated a measure Thursday that would have barred any fiscal year 2012 Pentagon funds from being used to provide U.S. support for the NATO-led military campaign in Libya.
The bipartisan amendment, sponsored by Reps. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, and Justin Amash, R-Michigan, lost in a 199-229 vote. A relatively slim majority of Republicans voted in favor of the measure, while a larger majority of Democrats opposed it.
Why do Democrats always allow themselves to be pulled into these altruistic sounding measures with Republicans when they should know that there are hidden agendas? This vote is more about splitting Democrats that putting an end to military activity.