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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Bush vetos bill; prefers killing more troops

Bush doesn't give up. He has vetoed the Iraq spending bill that would mandate a pull-out date. Now, officially, any lack of funding can be blamed on Bush's mishandling of the war. From the article:
WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed legislation to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq Tuesday night in a historic showdown with Congress over whether the unpopular and costly war should end or escalate.
I desperately want to see Congress override Bush's veto, but it will be hard to sway the Bushies. I have a strong feeling that because of their backing of the Iraq war, many republican candidates will fail. It is near impossible to imagine any kind of justification for the war. Democrats will likely succeed because they are fighting to stop the war.

ThinkProgress has published some statistics of before and after "Mission Accomplished". What exactly was the "mission" that we accomplished? And why are we still there if it is accomplished? Why are so many more dead afterward?

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8:05 PM | Posted by mike | 2 comments posted below

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Surprise, surprise. What a shocker! Who'd ever expect him to do that?
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By Blogger mike3k, at 5/01/2007 10:35:00 PM
I never expected him to sign it. Didn't expect him to negotiate, either. But not that all is said and done, I would like to see congress overpower the dictator.
By Anonymous mike, at 5/02/2007 07:03:00 PM
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