Friday, March 23, 2007

Oh Happy Day!

The House just approved a bill tying withdrawal from Iraq (Provided that the Iraqi government doesn't meet benchmarks) by September 2008 to a bill funding the war.

216 Democrats and 2 Republicans voted for it. 198 Republicans and 14 Democrats voted against it. Two Democrats and one Republican abstained.

This bill is about something the White House hates--- Accountability. It tells the Iraqi government that we will not coddle them forever. In fact, it won't even meet the goal of this White House, which is coddling them just long enough to make it the next president's problem.

The bill has an uphill battle. It will most likely be revised in the Senate, and the president is threatening a veto. However, he can't veto this one without vetoing war funding.

No comments: