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LordJFT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-12-07 06:02 PM
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7. House oks plan to withdraw US troops
Edited on Thu Jul-12-07 05:55 PM by LordJFT
Source: associate press

WASHINGTON - Iraq has achieved only spotty military and political progress toward a democratic society, the Bush administration conceded Thursday in an unenthusiastic assessment that war critics quickly seized on as the House voted to withdraw U.S. troops by spring.

The measure passed 223-201 in the Democratic-controlled House despite a veto threat from President Bush, who has ruled out any change in war policy before September.

"The security situation in Iraq remains complex and extremely challenging," the administration report concluded. The economic picture is uneven, it added, and the government has not yet enacted vital political reconciliation legislation.

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  -House votes to withdraw most troops by April 1, 2008. bamacrat  Jul-12-07 05:26 PM   #0 
  - Not going to happen Bush will veto again  Maggie_May   Jul-12-07 05:28 PM   #1 
  - Not if we impeach the SOB.  Vidar   Jul-12-07 06:35 PM   #13 
  - That assumes the Senate will even vote on this bill  bluestateguy   Jul-12-07 09:15 PM   #21 
  - Should be March 31st - not April Fool's Day!  earthboundmisfit   Jul-12-07 05:28 PM   #2 
  - Good step. n/t  knowledgeispwr   Jul-12-07 05:29 PM   #3 
  - link House passes bill to withdraw troops from Iraq  cal04   Jul-12-07 05:30 PM   #4 
  - some DU threads  rodeodance   Jul-12-07 05:31 PM   #5 
  - I noticed that you have a picture of Kucinich  Maggie_May   Jul-12-07 05:41 PM   #6 
  - House oks plan to withdraw US troops  LordJFT   Jul-12-07 06:02 PM   #7 
  - I wonder which 10 Dems opposed it & why  EHK   Jul-12-07 06:02 PM   #8 
     - Here's who - I don't know why  cmd   Jul-12-07 06:08 PM   #9 
        - Thank you for the link  NancyBreen   Jul-12-07 06:20 PM   #11 
        - Anyone know why Kucinich voted no? (n/t)  harun   Jul-12-07 07:18 PM   #17 
           - I can speculate: he didn't want to help put lipstick on the pig. nt  bemildred   Jul-12-07 07:21 PM   #19 
  - I wonder why Conyers didn't vote  LordJFT   Jul-12-07 06:19 PM   #10 
  - But....  MilesColtrane   Jul-12-07 06:28 PM   #12 
  - April 1, 2008 and it won't get past the senate.  endarkenment   Jul-12-07 06:51 PM   #15 
  - These votes actually send a strong message in my opinion (n/t)  harun   Jul-12-07 08:51 PM   #20 
     - Agreed - they put people on record  Josh   Jul-13-07 01:14 AM   #22 
  - Nancy and the all stars  classysassy   Jul-12-07 07:19 PM   #18 
  - Bush will give us the middle finger again and veto it.  EOO   Jul-12-07 06:49 PM   #14 
  - Stop fiddling while Rome burns, Impeach them both, now. nt  bemildred   Jul-12-07 06:52 PM   #16 
  - And Gonzales too!  lonestarnot   Jul-13-07 08:54 AM   #29 
     - The whole sorry lot.  bemildred   Jul-13-07 09:24 AM   #30 
  - House votes for withdrawal from Iraq  Writer   Jul-13-07 05:56 AM   #23 
  - This is big, right? (Relatively, speaking...)  Bicoastal   Jul-13-07 05:56 AM   #24 
     - no comments, just straight to the Greatest page in like 2.3 seconds  AZDemDist6   Jul-13-07 05:56 AM   #25 
     - Duplicated - sorry  truedelphi   Jul-13-07 05:56 AM   #26 
     - Its effects are already huge.  truedelphi   Jul-13-07 05:56 AM   #27 
  - Democrats spinning their wheels while Republicans laugh out loud at them  Toots   Jul-13-07 07:45 AM   #28 
  - In the meantime, IMPEACH Bush!  KalicoKitty   Jul-13-07 09:25 AM   #31 
  - Good  mvd   Jul-13-07 09:30 AM   #32 

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