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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 05:19 AM
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Guardian:Democrats cut off Iraq war funds
Edited on Fri May-11-07 05:26 AM by cal04

George Bush makes a speech at a Republican conference on Thursday defending his position on Iraq.

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House Democrats brushed aside Mr Bush's appeal to allow more time for the 30,000 extra troops sent to Iraq to produce results.

In a 221-205 vote the House voted for only enough money to continue combat for the next two or three months, without any guarantee of future funding.

The bill is unlikely to survive in the Senate but highlights growing impatience with the administration and the lack of movement towards political reconciliation in Iraq. A decision by the Iraqi parliament to take a two-month summer break has exacerbated the situation.

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Iraqi government officials were in Washington this week to warn that pulling out US troops would be disastrous. The Iraqi deputy prime minister, Barham Salih, met more than 30 House Republicans and senators including the Democrats Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton, and John Warner, a Republican.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2077474,00.html
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 07:33 AM
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1. Kinky Photo. I LIKE It!
And as for disaster in Iraq--haven't things gotten so bad there, that any change would be an improvement? And our leaving would be the biggest possible change and therefore lead to the biggest possible improvement?
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 08:10 AM
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3. Poor * can't fill the podium.
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Tesla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-11-07 07:45 AM
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2. Don't you wonder where they go on vacation??
:sarcasm:


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