March 24, 2007

FUNNY, HE DOESN'T SOUND ALL THAT CHALLENGED:

House votes to fund war -- with a deadline: The bill would require withdrawal next summer. Bush says it has no chance of becoming law (Richard Simon and Noam N. Levey, March 24, 2007, LA Times)

In their strongest challenge yet to President Bush over the war in Iraq, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed a war spending bill Friday that requires the withdrawal of most U.S. forces by late summer 2008.

The measure passed, 218 to 212, on a largely party-line vote, drawing support from just two Republicans after an emotional debate. House members who fought in Vietnam and Iraq delivered some of the most impassioned speeches -- both for and against the measure.

Hours after the vote, Bush appeared before television cameras at the White House to denounce the legislation, which he has repeatedly threatened to veto. He accused Democrats of performing "an act of political theater" by passing a bill that has "no chance of becoming law and brings us no closer to getting our troops the resources they need to do their job."


Oh, snap...

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 24, 2007 6:17 AM
Comments

Watching House Democrats explain that they have funded the war while mandating a deadline for withdrawl of American troops from Iraq is nothing if not entertaining.

Are they able to portray surrender as patriotism while posing with a bevy of American flags behind them? We'll see.

They may need a little help from their Hollywood friends with that symbolism thing.

Posted by: John J. Coupal at March 24, 2007 9:39 AM

Hollywood has been strangely silent since the election.

Posted by: erp at March 24, 2007 3:09 PM

Mrs. erp:

Probably as George Clooney explained when Obama! had his Hollywood fundraisers. The Hollywood crowd is keeping a low profile because they realize that some people (like me) automatically tend to support the opposite.

Posted by: Rick T. at March 24, 2007 3:22 PM
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