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Bush prepares veto of Iraq bill requiring troop withdrawals

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A Disgraced and Weakened President Intends to Defy the Voice of the American People with a Secret Veto.

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Moving toward a veto of a war spending bill, President Bush said Tuesday that Democrats who made the legislation a showdown over withdrawing U.S. troops could turn Iraq into a "cauldron of chaos" with their approach.
"Success in Iraq is critical to the security of free people everywhere," Bush said at the headquarters of U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, including Iraq.
On Wednesday, Bush is scheduled to meet at the White House with bipartisan congressional leaders, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
Reid accused Bush of putting American troops "in the middle of a civil war" in Iraq, according to prepared remarks that he planned to deliver Tuesday when Congress sends the president the spending bill.
"A change of course is needed," Reid added.
"After more than four years of a failed policy, it's time for Iraq to take responsibility for its future," Reid said. "Today we renew our call to President Bush: There is still time to listen. There is still time to sign this bill and change course in Iraq."

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April was one of the deadliest months in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, with hundreds of Iraqi civilians and over 100 American troops killed, further increasing pressure on President Bush, whose “troop surge” plan showed no signs of progress in either halting Iraq’s raging violence or reducing the mounting death toll.
Bush’s repeated threats to veto a Democrat-backed legislation linking war funding to the withdrawal of U.S. troops by the end of next March intensified calls for the president’s impeachment over his handling of the war in Iraq.

From the Editor's Desk

May 01, 2007
In all the years of following U.S. National Politics, I have never witnessed an American President so arrogant and self-defeating as is George W. Bush. It either takes great nerve or a lack of skill and common sense to defy the will of the American People and a co-equal branch of government, as Bush promises to do with his veto pen.

After more than four years of a failed policy in Iraq, the countless deaths of brave and courageous soldiers in the field, and a sign on an aircraft carrier which loudly proclaimed 'Mission Accomplished,' the people of this great nation are being sent another message by the Bush Administration. The message being sent is loud and clear, 'Your Vote and Your Voice do not matter to this President.'

How shameful and how despicable is this president, in his determination to defy the will of the American People. When will we tell this president? "We have had enough of your defiance and deceit" Six years of 'on the job training' by this president hasn't produced a change of course, likewise the president doesn't seem to understand that he works for the American people who elected him to office, not the other way around, as implied in his "my way or the highway" mentality.

Those were the days when presidents spoke with one voice, and listened to the will of their electorate. Where have those days gone?

Steven Shaman

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