Wednesday, May 02, 2007

What's this crap about an "artificial deadline"?

Bush says:
... members of the House and the Senate passed a bill [for funding the Iraq War with conditions].

... a few minutes ago, I vetoed this bill.

Tonight I will explain the reasons for this veto ...

First, the bill would mandate a rigid and artificial deadline for American troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq.
An artificial deadline would be picking dates out of a hat. If, in the opinion of Congress, Iraq is not worth more than four years of occupation, deciding to exit sometime in the fifth year is not an artificial deadline. It is a considered deadline.


I thought the "deadline" he vetoed was non-binding.

The Commander should have signed it and added a signing statement saying he'll pull the troops out when he is good and ready. That would have shown the Defeatocrats a thing or two.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/04/2007 12:06 PM  

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