Another "Symbolic Jab" at Bush… Just Like the 40 Before It
Despite Success… Top Dems Still Support Defeat in Iraq
It really doesn’t matter how much success we see in Iraq, top democrats are still supporting a US defeat.
The democrats are hoping to improve on their 1 for 40 record.
The AP reported:
House Democrats defiantly pushed ahead Wednesday with a $50 billion war spending bill that calls for troops to leave Iraq, despite concerns raised by some party members and a veto threat issued by the White House.
The bill would require that the U.S. initiate troop withdrawals within 30 days of its passage and agree to the goal of bringing home most soldiers and Marines by Dec. 15, 2008.
It is largely a symbolic jab at President Bush, who already has begun withdrawing some troops but rejects the notion that Congress set a timetable on the war.
Democratic leaders initially said Wednesday they expected the bill to pass. But by mid-afternoon, the prospects were less clear. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., convened a meeting of the bill’s supporters and asked them to help her round up votes.
A Pelosi spokesman said a vote still would take place Wednesday.
The White House said Bush would reject the bill.
“In addition to infringing upon the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief, the bill would mandate a precipitous withdrawal of troops that could increase the probability that American troops would have to one day return to Iraq to confront an even more dangerous enemy,” an administration statement said.
It’s just a good thing democrats are not trying to politicize the war.
That would be bad.