Friday, March 23, 2007

House Passes Iraq Withdrawal Timetable Bill

That sounds like a professional headline! I'm so proud. I'm also pretty chuffed about this:

A sharply divided House voted Friday to order President Bush to bring combat troops home from Iraq next year, a victory for Democrats in an epic war-powers struggle and Congress' boldest challenge yet to the administration's policy.

Ignoring a White House veto threat, lawmakers voted 218-212, mostly along party lines, for a binding war spending bill requiring that combat operations cease before September 2008, or earlier if the Iraqi government does not meet certain requirements. Democrats said it was time to heed the mandate of their election sweep last November, which gave them control of Congress.

The House may be sharply divided, but the majority of Americans want a timetable for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq, and this is one of the main reasons why the Democrats won the elections last November.