CNN - Dems To Drop Surrender Date

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    According to CNN - the Dems are going to drop their surrender demand in the war funding bill

    Of course, CNN makes the Dems the victim here - the liberal media will circle the wagons and try to calm the anti war left

    The Dems overplayed their hand - now it is time to fund the troops and give Dems time to lick their wounds



    Unpopular Iraq compromise looms over congressional Democrats

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senior Democratic sources tell CNN that Democratic congressional leaders realize they must drop a timeline for troop withdrawal from an Iraq war spending bill, and that doing so will cost the votes of several anti-war lawmakers.

    Congress passed the $124 billion spending bill last week which would have removed most U.S. troops from Iraq by March 2008 at the latest, but President Bush vetoed the measure Tuesday.

    Democratic leaders find themselves in a bind because they have repeatedly promised not to cut funding for troops already in harm's way, but they realize that doing so requires sending the president a bill that he will sign by the end of the month. Sources say the leaders know full well that that means they cannot send the president another war funding bill with troop withdrawal language.

    The sources also say that Democratic leaders in both the House and Senate are aware that they will anger their base in the short-term and that a significant number of Democratic legislators will refuse to support a compromise war funding bill that does not include a troop withdrawal plan.

    In an effort to calm the outrage among many in their caucus, Democratic leaders are already promising to take up the fight again soon as part of the defense authorization and appropriation bills.
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    Actually Dems have succeeded in forcing Bush to the table for a compromise. Bush's veto wasn't a surprise to anyone. Submitting a bill that was destined for a veto was actually a good way to send a message to Bush that he's just a public servant, not a king or a dictator. He has to answer to Congress.

    Now we'll see what compromise Bush and Congress can come up with.
     
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    I hope Harry and Nancy bring their white flags with them to the Oval Offcie

    They can save time by waving them as they enter the Oval Offcie and hand Pres Bush a clean funding bill to sign
     
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    What good does this Limbaughesque propaganda do for the debate?

    While you're goofing around parroting your favorite radio host our troops are dying in Iraq and you are doing nothing to support or assist them.

    This is all a big funny joke to you isn't it RSR?

    This is not a high school football game where you simply root for your home team (Bush) no matter what. The stakes are serious. If you really want to "support" the troops try thinking for yourself once in a while and quit letting Rush do it for you!

    He'll get another bill eventually but it won't be the blank check with no oversight that he's used to.
     
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    If your ems ared oing the "will of the Amercian people" why are they going to throw in the towel?

    CNN is hardly a right wing news source
     
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    BTW - The democrats are too afraid the surrender bill backfire in their face. I think they will come out whining and crying they can't leave our boys without a shirt on their back, but who knows... Not that it matters to them, their only goal is winning elections.
     

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