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House Sets Withdrawal Date

Posted on Apr 25, 2007

The House has voted 218 to 208 to approve a withdrawal timetable for Iraq, with a pullout set to begin by Oct. 1. The Senate is expected to pass its version of the bill Thursday, sending the measure to President Bush for his inevitable veto.

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The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a $124 billion war spending bill that would require American troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq by Oct. 1, setting the stage for the first veto fight between President Bush and majority Democrats.

Only hours after Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, told lawmakers that he needed more time to gauge the effectiveness of a troop buildup there, the House voted 218 to 208 pass a measure that sought the removal of most combat forces by next spring. Mr. Bush has said unequivocally and repeatedly that he will veto it.

“This bill is a statement that Congress will no longer fund the war as it exists today,” said Representative Louise Slaughter, the New York Democrat who is chairwoman of the Rules Committee, as she opened the debate. Republicans accused Democrats of establishing a “date certain” for America’s defeat in Iraq.

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By QuyTran, April 26, 2007 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment

The history was written with golden pages !

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By Hammo, April 26, 2007 at 8:33 am Link to this comment

If ... when, US troops redeploy out of Iraq, it will be a victory for our country. Americans recognized the deceptions of the Bush-Cheney gang and their associates and we corrected our course.

Our troops, for the most part, behaved bravely and honorably, and did their duty to the best of their ability. However, they were sent on a fool’s mission by apparently incompetent and corrupt civilian leaders.

The troops did not “lose” the occupation of Iraq ... the Bush-Cheney gang of neocons, warmongers, war profiteers and chicken hawks created a foolish and tragic mission and situation.

Now, after thousands of US troops killed and horribly injured, and hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians killed and injured (including children), will those who manipulated the US into the invasion of Iraq be held accountable?

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“Victory of Courage, Fellowship and Honor”
Populist Party of America
December 17, 2006

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