Conservatives are cheering at President Bush's promise to veto the pork-laden Iraq War bill. I've had friends calling tonight to say, "Tell the President his approval rating went up about 100 points today."
Tony Snow, the White House Press Secretary, said during an appearance on today's Sean Hannity radio show that this bill, which would impose a deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq, will not pass. That is good news.
The President commented:
"They [Congress] set rigid restrictions that would require an army of lawyers to interpret. They set an arbitrary date for withdrawal with no regard for conditions on the ground. And they tacked on billions in pet projects that have nothing to do with winning the war on terror. This bill has too much pork, too many conditions and an artificial timetable for withdrawal. As I've made clear for weeks I will veto it if it comes to my desk."
Thank you, Mr. President. We support you in your decision.
NewsMax story: http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2007/3/23/150229.shtml?s=ic