From the AP:
Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursday requiring
President Bush to start withdrawing troops from "the civil war in
Iraq," dealing a rare, sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief.
In a mostly party line 51-47 vote, the Senate signed off on a bill providing $123 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also orders Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 120 days of passage while setting a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations by March 31, 2008.[snip]
Forty-eight Democrats and independent Bernard Sanders (news, bio, voting record) of Vermont were joined by two Republicans, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Gordon Smith of Oregon, in voting for the measure. Opposed were 46 Republicans and Connecticut independent Joseph Lieberman.
Sens. Mike Enzi, R-Wy., and Tim Johnson, D-S.D., did not vote.
I never thought they could get this out of the Senate. A time line to pull our troops out of Iraq, another defeat for the U.S. I guess the democrats, who voted in lock step, are not tired of losing wars. They are not tired of ensuring the U.S. has no teeth in foreign policy.
The President is going to veto this Bill and they know it. Then Harry "Droopy Dog" Reid and Nancy "Shrieker of the House" Pelosi will say that Bush defunded the troops because he vetoed a Bill TELLING the President how to run the war. They have no right, to tell the President anything about how to run the war. Congress, decides whether or not to go to war, or to continue it after 60 days, and then the President, as commander in chief, prosecutes the war.
Let's just add the icing on the cake and add over 20 Billion Dollars in PORK spending to the Bill!!
I have had it with the hezbocrats. It is time to change their party's name to the socialist party.