Congressional Democrats relented today on their insistence that a war spending measure sought by President Bush also set a date for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The decision to back down, described by senior lawmakers and aides, was a wrenching reversal for some Democrats, who saw their election triumph as a call to force an end to the war. A Democratic effort to include timelines prompted Mr. Bush’s veto of the original bill last month, producing a political impasse.Thank you for the leadership, Mr. President.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
President showed leadership in standing up to Congress on Iraq
Democrats Drop Troop Pullout Dates From Iraq Bill - NY Times
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