View Full Version : Senate Rejects Iraq Troop Withdrawal

05-17-2007, 09:07 AM
17 May NY Times - Senate Rejects Iraq Troop Withdrawal (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/17/washington/17cong.html?_r=1&hp=&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1179392545-SxTFzdozZxnRPdA4Y2oWMA).

Congressional Democratic leaders signaled on Wednesday that they were ready to give ground to end an impasse with President Bush over war spending after the Senate soundly rejected a Democratic plan to block money for major combat operations in Iraq beginning next spring.

The 67-to-29 vote against the proposal demonstrated that a significant majority of Senators remained unwilling to demand a withdrawal of forces despite their own misgivings and public unease over the war...

05-25-2007, 10:00 AM
25 May NY Times - Congress Passes War Funds Bill, Ending Impasse (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/25/washington/25cong.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin) by Carl Hulse.

Congress voted Thursday to meet President Bush’s demand for almost $100 billion to pay for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan through September, providing a momentary truce in a bitter struggle over war policy.

Even before the House and the Senate acted, Mr. Bush welcomed the legislation, which does not set the timetable sought by Democrats for withdrawing troops but requires the Iraqi government to meet a series of benchmarks as a condition of receiving further American reconstruction aid...