WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats ignored a veto threat and pushed through a bill Thursdayrequiring President Bush to start withdrawing troops from “the civil war in Iraq,” dealing a rare,sharp rebuke to a wartime commander in chief. In a mostly party line 51-47 vote, the Senate signed off on a bill providing $122 billion to payfor the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It also orders Bush to begin withdrawing troops within 120days of passage while setting a nonbinding goal of ending combat operations by March 31, 2008. The vote came shortly after Bush invited all House Republicans to the White House to appear withhim in a sort of pep rally to bolster his position in the continuing war policy fight. “We stand united in saying loud and clear that when we’ve got a troop in harm’s way, we expectthat troop to be fully funded,” Bush said, surrounded by Republicans on the North Portico, “and wegot commanders making tough decisions on the ground, we expect there to be no strings on ourcommanders.” “We expect the Congress to be wise about how they spend the people’s money,” he said. The Senate vote marked its boldest challenge yet to the administration’s handling of a… Read full this story
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