Wednesday, March 28, 2007

U.S. Senate Sets Deadline for Iraq Withdrawal: Today's Cartoon

Knowing that President Bush is going to veto ANY bill which endorses any sort of withdrawal from Iraq, I'm actually a little surprised that the Senate vote, approving this particular one was so close.

I mean, if at the end of the day, Senate Republicans knew that this piece of legislation would be regarded as nothing more than "political theater" by the White House, then one might think that more of them would want to play it “safe”, by lending it their "support". At least then, when the wheels eventually do come off Bush's war-machine, they can save their own back bacon by claiming to have tried everything in their power to end it and pin the blame solely upon the Bush Administration... just like the Democrats.

Although this particular Iraq spending bill is not likely to get passed the President's desk; by pressuring the White House into a position where it must veto the wishes of the Congress and the majority of Americans, it in turn forces the Bush Administration accept complete ownership of this debacle... while presenting everyone else with an opportunity to get some distance away it.

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