The Democratic controlled Senate today held firm and passed a war-funding resolution that carries a deadline for withdrawal of March, 2008. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the moment was nigh to "send a message to President Bush that the time has come to find a new way forward in this intractable war."
Of course, President Bush – who knows nothing of war himself – threatened to veto any legislation that carries any “date certain’ for withdrawal of troops, and Mitch McConnell, always a reliable Bush boot-lick said the Democrats were insisting on a “surrender date.”
"That's not surprising from a White House that has stubbornly refused to change course even in the face of dwindling support from American people whose sons and daughters are dying" said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont.
The ball is in Bush’s court now. So let him veto it. Let it be his signature that cuts off funding. Let him tell the troops in so many words that they are expendable and he will keep this clusterfuck going for as long as he chooses, and he will by-God get just as many of them killed for his lies as he wants, and Congress and the American people can just go hang. He’s the “Decider” after all.
He can try to spin it however he wants, but the fact remains, the houses of Congress are no longer stacked to the rafters with loyal Bush millions, and he will play ball, or it will be a long and miserable 21 months. Given his approval rating is hovering at 28% and 70% of the people in this country are realistic about the situation in