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Hey Nancy Is the War Over Yet?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, May 23, 2007.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    From front page story in today's NYT. Based on what Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi were saying in January I thought war would be over by now.


    Congressional Democrats relented Tuesday on their insistence that a war spending measure set a date for withdrawing American combat troops from Iraq. Instead, they moved toward a deal with President Bush that would impose new conditions on the Iraqi government.

    The decision to back down was a wrenching reversal for leading Democrats, who saw their election triumph in November as a call to force an end to the war. It was the first time since taking power in Congress that the Democrats had publicly agreed to allow a vote on war financing without a timetable for troop withdrawal.

     
  2. How dare they not be president!
     
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Anybody see Olbermann's rant on Countdown? He was like that VC in Platoon that went running into Oliver Stone's tent. KABOOM! He took out everybody.
     
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Did they promise to end the war?
     
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Negotiators in the House and Senate agree on a $124-billion spending compromise. A Bush veto is certain.
    By Noam N. Levey, Times Staff Writer
    April 24, 2007


    WASHINGTON — Setting in motion a promised showdown with the White House, Democratic congressional leaders united Monday behind an emergency war spending measure that requires the president to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq no later than this fall.

    The $124-billion compromise, which does not include a firm deadline for President Bush to complete a troop withdrawal, is headed for a certain veto.

    But as Congress and the White House face off over the course of U.S. policy in Iraq, the agreement marked the prologue for a week that could produce the most serious legislative challenge to a wartime president since the Vietnam era.

    The House and Senate, with the support of most Democrats, are expected to approve the measure by Thursday.
     
  6. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    So they don't put in a provision for a timetable and he's still going to veto. Way to meet it halfway there.
     
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    No - I use the MSNBC ignore button for Oldberman.
     
  8. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Don't like it? Win a presidential election.
     
  9. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Hold on a second. You mean that no matter what the makeup of the House and the Senate, the President gets to act like a brat if he doesn't get his way? At the moment, he's the one taking the ball away, and blaming everyone else for making him do it.

    The Dems try to compromise with him, take away the provision for a timetable, and he's still sitting inside the house with his ball.
     
  10. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    My first comment in the office today still stands.

    Ball-less bastards!
     
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    If you are a member of the democrat party this is a black day for you. A lot of credibility has been lost.
     
  12. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    How is that Boom. The President is the one who isn't agreeing to any kind of compromise, even when the Dems came towards him and took away the timeframe they were insisting on.

    They're looking a lot like the grown-ups who want to get something done. All the president is going is saying is no, and walking off.
     
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