Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Bush 'would veto new Iraq bill'

Once again, George W. Bush has earned the world's scorn, this time by threatening to veto the new war funding bill that ties in a requirement that Bush appear before Congress later this summer to report on any "progress" in the war and get the remaining funds.

Of course, Bush has promised to veto the bill.

Apparently, our President is much too used to having had Carte Blanche for his entire presidency to change now.

It's become blatantly obvious that the President won't compromise even a tiny bit after the Democrats have offered a new proposal...the time is here for us to shut down this war.

From BBC News online:
US President George W Bush would veto a second congressional bill on the war in Iraq that links funding to progress there, his spokesman has said.

The bill, currently being drafted by Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives, funds operations in Iraq until the end of July.

But it would then give Congress the option of cutting off money if the security situation did not improve.


White House spokesman Tony Snow said that Mr Bush would veto the new bill in its current form.

"There are restrictions on funding and there are also some of the spending items that were mentioned in the first veto message that are still in the bill," he said.

Lawmakers would then vote in July on whether to release this money on the basis of a report from Mr Bush on progress towards political, economic and security targets.


The bill could come to a vote in the House of Representatives as early as Thursday.


vagabondblogger said...

Hey, he's "The Decider" ain't he? He don't need no f-ing recommendations from no f-ing congress! What a spoiled little brat! Apparently Barb paid more attention to her Springer Spaniel, Millie, than she did to her son. I could go on, but what good would it do?

CT Bob said...

C'mon, tell us how you REALLY feel! :)