680News - ALL NEWS RADIO: "To get on the ship, Americans must sign a note pledging to reimburse the U.S. government. They will be charged the cost of a single commercial flight from Beirut to Cyprus, usually about $150 or $200 US, although officials refused to specify. If they have no way to fly onward, they also will be asked to reimburse the cost of an airline ticket from Cyprus to the United States.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi objected to billing evacuees. "A nation that can provide more than $300 billion for a war in Iraq can provide the money to get its people out of Lebanon," Pelosi said.
Holy crap. Pelosi is right. This is our response to Americans in the line of fire? Pay up or we will leave you there?
Look guys, we can argue night and day about details of policy, levels of taxation, and the role of government, but can't we agree that we want good government? Isn't that a base where we can agree?