House, Senate both pass surrender legislation

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    Last November, we, the Amercan people, voted to put Democrats into majorities in both the House and the Senate. Many of those Democrats had promised to cut and run from Iraq. Now they have kept their word.

    There is no word yet from the troops, who will be asked to keep fighting and dying for a country we will turn over to the enemy on Oct. 1.

    We are getting the government we deserve. Unfortunately, so are our troops and allies.

    President Bush has promised to veto the bill.

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    Congress Passes Iraq Bill, Veto Awaits

    Apr 26 02:18 PM US/Eastern
    By ANNE FLAHERTY
    Associated Press Writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require the start of troop withdrawals from Iraq by Oct. 1, propelling Congress toward a historic veto showdown with President Bush on the war.

    At the White House, the president immediately promised a veto.

    "It is amazing that legislation urgently needed to fund our troops took 80 days to make its way around the Capitol. But that's where we are," said deputy press secretary Dana Perino.

    The 51-46 vote was largely along party lines, and like House passage of the same bill a day earlier, fell far short of the two-thirds margin needed to overturn the president's threatened veto. Nevertheless, the legislation is the first binding challenge on the war that Democrats have managed to send to Bush since they reclaimed control of both houses of Congress in January.

    "The president has failed in his mission to bring peace and stability to the people of Iraq," said Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V., chairman of the Appropriations Committee. He later added: "It's time to bring our troops home from Iraq."

    The $124.2 billion bill requires troop withdrawals to begin Oct. 1, or sooner if the Iraqi government does not meet certain benchmarks. The House passed the measure Wednesday by a 218-208 vote.

    Across the Potomac River at the Pentagon, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, told reporters the war effort likely will "get harder before it gets easier."

    Republicans said the vote amounted to little more than political theater because the bill would be dead on arrival after reaching the White House. Bush said he will veto the bill so long as it contains a timetable on Iraq, as well as $20 billion in spending added by Democrats.

    "The solution is simple: Take out the surrender date, take out the pork, and get the funds to our troops," said Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

    Republicans Gordon Smith of Oregon and Chuck Hagel of Nebraska sided with 48 Democrats and Independent Bernard Sanders in supporting the bill. No Democrats joined the 45 Republicans in voting against it. Missing from the vote were GOP Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, both staunch advocates of the president's Iraq policy.

    Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn., sided with Republicans in opposing the bill.

    "We delude ourselves if we think we can wave a legislative wand and suddenly our troops in the field will be able to distinguish between al-Qaida terrorism or sectarian violence. Or that Iraqis will suddenly settle their political differences because our troops are leaving," Lieberman said.
     
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    Hey Joe, where you going with that gun in your hands? Not to war I bet.

    Hey Joe - remember this?

    Too old to go Joe? Send someone else's kids? Fuck no Joe, you go!
     
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    And here's some for you - five deferments Dick Cheney:

     
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    I heard a rumor that there was someone on this board who would even throw the last time the Democrats cut and run from a war and left our allies to die... which they did, by the millions.

    But naah, nobody would be that crass and foul.

    Would they? :question:
     
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    surrender? we are not turning over anything to our enemies...we are giving our encampments and our assets over to the legitimate government of Iraq. WHo the fuck are we "surrendering" ANYTHING to?
     
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    maineman, I knew you frequently walked around with your head up your ass. But until now, I didn't realize how FAR.

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    His obtuse reply deserves no more reply than that.

    Is my utter disgust and contempt for the people who did this, showing yet? :question:
     
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    Great insult, piss-poor comeback though.
     
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    The terrorists

    Why are spimple things so hard for you to grasp?
     
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    An ostrich sticks his head in the sand - MM sticks his head up his ass
     
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    Are you referring to that disgraced "Democrat" (not) - Richard Milhouse Nixon?

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