View Full Version : Bush Keeps Vow to Veto War Funding Bill

05-02-2007, 08:13 AM
2 May Washington Post - Bush Keeps Vow to Veto War Funding Bill (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/01/AR2007050100968.html?hpid=topnews?hpid=topnews) by Michael Abramowitz and Peter Baker.

President Bush vetoed a $124 billion measure yesterday that would have funded overseas military operations but required him to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq as early as July, escalating the most serious confrontation between the White House and Congress over war policy in a generation.

Bush carried through on his veto threat just after the legislation arrived at the White House, calling the timetable a "prescription for chaos and confusion" that would undercut generals. "Setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments," he said last night. "Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failure."...