Senate Upholds Iraq Withdrawal Timeline

27 03 2007

It seems as if the Democrats (and some Republicans) are beginning to stand up to the Bush Administration at long last. This afternoon, the Senate voted 50-48 to preserve the withdrawal timeline in the appropriates bill passed earlier by the House.

From •CNN•:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a veto threat, the Democratic-controlled Senate narrowly signaled support Tuesday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next March.

Republican attempts to scuttle the nonbinding timeline failed on a vote of 50-48, largely along party lines.

The roll call marked the Senate’s most forceful challenge to date of the administration’s handling of a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,200 U.S. troops.

Three months after Democrats took power in Congress, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the moment was at hand to “send a message to President Bush that the time has come to find a new way forward in this intractable war.”

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