Wednesday, May 23, 2007

No Deadline for Troop Withdrawal...

Democrats Pull Troop Deadline From Iraq Bill

Doug Mills/The New York Times

In the face of strong criticism from antiwar Democrats, Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, defended the compromise as “great progress.”

Published: May 23, 2007

WASHINGTON, May 22 — Congressional Democrats relented Tuesday on their insistence that a war spending measure set a date for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraq. Instead, they moved toward a deal with President Bush that would impose new conditions on the Iraqi government.

The decision to back down was a wrenching reversal for leading Democrats, who saw their election triumph in November as a call to force an end to the war. It was the first time since taking power in Congress that the Democrats had publicly agreed to allow a vote on war financing without a timetable for troop withdrawal.

But even so, many Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, indicated that they would not support the war money, meaning that a significant number of Republicans would have to sign on to ensure the plan’s approval.

I'm sorry Senator Reid this is not progress!!



Storm said...

That must be Harry Reid's "surrender posture."

I hope the House is going to act like a firewall for this. I heard some positive things coming from Pelosi last night. We can only hope.

Thanks for posting this.

Anonymous said...

the vote has taken place and the Demicrats should be ashamed of themselves.

the teach said...

I agree Jeanne!