Friday, July 13, 2007

House Votes For Defeat in Iraq

This is obviously another waste of time since there aren't enough votes to override the veto threat and they won't have enough votes in the Senate to end the filibuster.

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.


Democratic leaders engineered passage of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops to begin within 120 days, and to be completed by April 1, 2008. The measure envisions a limited residual force to train Iraqis, protect U.S. assets and fight al-Qaida and other terrorists.

If we were to do what the Democrats wanted to do, how do the troops who are remaining fight al-Qaida when they are having a hard enough time doing it now?