Thursday, April 26, 2007
Yes, it happened. Congress sent the Iraq pullout bill to President Bush and challenged him to veto it.
In the Senate, the vote was 51-46. Of the 535 members of Congress, it was pretty much a straight party line vote with only 4 Republicans joining the Democrats.
Of course, this is mere grandstanding, since Bush will almost certainly veto this bill and the Democrats lack the votes to override him. So there will be more political games played, most likely bills extending funding for two months or so.
If the Democrats had the courage to simply defund the war and take the political heat for the results, that would be something I could at least respect, even as I disagreed with it.
What's happening now simply a cowardly disgrace, designed to try and make political points while gambling with the lives of our troops.
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 3:41 PM