Thursday, March 15, 2007

Two Democratic Defeats

Two in a row:

WASHINGTON: Democratic leaders are stripping from a military spending bill for the war in Iraq a requirement that US President George W Bush gain approval from Congress before moving against Iran. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, and other leaders agreed to remove the requirement concerning Iran after conservative Democrats as well as other lawmakers worried about its possible impact on Israel, officials said Monday.

WASHINGTON, March 15 — In a largely party-line vote, the Senate today rejected a Democratic resolution aimed at withdrawing most American combat troops from Iraq in 2008. But Democratic leaders vowed to keep raising the measure to escalate pressure on the Bush Administration and the Republican Party for an exit strategy from Iraq.

The anti-war sentiment only goes so far, thankfully.

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