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Wednesday, May 23, 2007


Democrats Rolled Over


Sickening. After months of posturing and bloviating about a timeline for troop withdrawal from Iraq, the Democrats turned tail. Not a surprise. The fact that there was not enough support to override a presidential veto was quite clear from the beginning. But being politicians they went through the circus and, at the end, surrendered....."not with a bang but with a whimper"

Shailagh Murray in The Washington Post

Democrats gave up their demand for troop-withdrawal deadlines in an Iraq war spending package yesterday, abandoning their top goal of bringing U.S. troops home and handing President Bush a victory in a debate that has roiled Congress for months.

Bush, who has already vetoed one spending bill with a troop timeline, had threatened to do the same with the next version if it came with such a condition. Democratic leaders had moved ahead anyway, under heavy pressure from liberals who believe that the party won control of Congress in November on the strength of antiwar sentiment. But in the end, Democrats said they did not have enough votes to override a presidential veto and could not delay troop funding.

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