House OKs Plan to Withdraw US Troops

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    House OKs Plan to Withdraw US Troops
    By DAVID ESPO

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Iraqi government is achieving only spotty military and political progress, the Bush administration conceded Thursday in an assessment that war critics quickly seized on as confirmation of their dire warnings. Within hours, the House voted to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.

    The House measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled chamber despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September......


    http://charter.net/news/read.php?ps=1018&id=13846741&_LT=HOME_LARSDCCLM_UNEWS
     
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    Interesting spin from yesterday, when it was all about not meeting the benchmarks. Now that nearly 1/2 have been met, we get this pap.
     
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    First it was August, now it's spring. The Dems are just playing politics here. They know that Bush will veto any bill the House and Senate put forward and they know that they don't have the votes to override the veto. The Dems are trying to put a dent in Bush and the Repub poll numbers. This is going to backfire on them though. The Dems have the power to bring the troops home without Bush's approval. All the Dems need to do is stop funding the war and they can start bringing some of the troops home by the fall.

    How many liberals and Dems here are fed up with the party's reluctance to end the funding and bring the troops home?
     
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    Hey there Dirt! You there yet?
     
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    Not yet, I'm shacked up in a motel right now. I'm en route though. I miss anything the last couple of months? Someone PM me with links to some juicy gossip threads so I can catch up on the on-goings around here. :D
     
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    Miss anything? Just the usual.
     
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    Incorrect. None have been met. They merely show "satisfactory progress" according to the Bush administration.
     
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    the liberals cant surrender fast enough
     
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    MSM Highlight GOP 'Defections', Ignore Dems Voting Against Their Own
    Posted by Warner Todd Huston on July 13, 2007 - 01:55.
    We are seeing all over the MSM the reports highlighting the Republicans in the House and Senate who are turning away from the Party line and voting against -- or at least seeming to vote against -- the President's Iraq war policies. The MSM is presenting this revolt as a momentous thing, unprecedented and presenting it as a loss for the President's ideas. Yet, even as a small number of Republicans have, indeed, voted against the Party line, an even larger number of Democrats are voting against their Party, too. Yet, somehow, we are not hearing this being brought up by the tongue waggers and controversy-mongers in the MSM.

    In a July 12th vote in the House of Representatives to mandate a certain date to pull out of Iraq, for instance, the fact that four Republicans broke ranks is treated as a stampede of GOP defectors. Yet, in that same vote, 10 Democrats did not vote with their Party -- in effect "defecting" to the GOP side of the argument. Of this fact, the MSM seem strangely quite.

    Why is it that four Republican votes against the President's plans is some sort of landslide, yet 10 Democrat votes against their Party line is ignored?

    Here are just a few reports that take pains to highlight the GOP defectors and either never mention the Democrat votes, or they do not much focus on them.

    (Reuters) REPUBLICANS BREAKING RANKS

    The White House report is being sent to Congress after several prominent Republicans have broken ranks with Bush on Iraq, adding momentum to Democratic-led efforts to try to force a scaling-back of troop levels more than four years after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

    New York Times

    For now, at least, Mr. Bush has rejected the advice of those who have urged him to hint at a timeline for withdrawal, concluding that to follow that course would only have emboldened Republican rebels and others in Congress to go even further in trying to reshape his strategy.

    The San Francisco Chronicle

    (San Francisco Chronicle) Republican congressional support for President Bush's Iraq war policy may be splintering, but enough GOP senators remained united with the president Wednesday to sidetrack legislation that would have made it harder to return military units to the war zone.

    http://newsbusters.org/node/14062
     
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    and more form the unbiased media


    Helen Thomas Leads Pack of Reporters in Pressing Iraq Pullout

    It starts with Helen Thomas insisting that President Bush is responsible for al Qaeda in Iraq and ends with Martha Raddatz of ABC News misconstruing a new report on al Qaeda to conclude the terror network's threat is "greater than ever now." NBC's David Gregory and CBS's Jim Axelrod are also included. All questions betray an alarmist and defeatist tone on Iraq and/or push President Bush to consider hypotheticals involving Democrats passing legislation to curtail his management of the war.

    watch the video

    http://newsbusters.org/node/14057#comment
     

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