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Old 2007-05-24, 21:04   #1
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Default Bush Supports $120 Billion Iraq War Compromise

Related news analysis here.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush said he supports a $120 billion war spending bill on track to pass Thursday, ending weeks of wrangling with Democrats on whether to end the war.

The bill funds the war through September as Bush wanted and does not set a date for U.S. troop withdrawals. In exchange for dropping restrictions on the military, Bush agreed to some $17 billion in spending added by Democrats to fund domestic and military-related projects.
Translation of the last sentence: "We don't have a veto-proof majority, so we sold our souls for pork."

I love that the proposed bill not only gives the president pretty much eveything he wanted, it adds even *more* military-related spending ... at the request of the Democrats!

To those who helped vote the Democratic majority in on Capitol Hill in last Fall: is this the kind of "tough action to lead the country out of war" you expected?
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