Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bush Threatens To Veto Troop Funding

Bush renews vow to veto Iraq timeline

As the Senate resumed debate Wednesday on a bill containing a spring 2008 timetable for bringing American troops home, Bush argued again that such a step would result in a needless delay of funds for troops. But Democrats are insisting that he'll have to accept some sort of timeline to get the money.
"Why doesn't he get real with what's going on with the world?" Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said after Bush's speech. "We're not holding up funding in Iraq and he knows that. Why doesn't he deal with the real issues facing the American people?"
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"If Congress fails to pass a bill to fund our troops on the front lines, the American people will know who to hold responsible," Bush said.
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"This Congress will hold him accountable for the conduct of this war and we will have legislation that will give him every dollar he asks for, for our troops and more, but with accountability," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
Dems: Bush must accept Iraq timetable

"We would hope that the president understands how serious we are," said Majority Leader Harry Reid D-Nev., after the Senate voted to uphold a proposal in a war spending bill calling for the troop withdrawal.
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"We have misunderstood, misread, misplanned and mismanaged our honorable intentions in Iraq with an arrogant self-delusion reminiscent of Vietnam," said Hagel (R-Neb).
Comparing House and Senate Iraq bills

Comparing Iraq withdrawal measures

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