The compromise legislation is far from a total victory for the president. It requires that the Iraqi government show progress on improving security and forging political unity. Mr. Bush has resisted Congressional intervention in the conduct of the war, and the benchmarks and new reporting requirements, which had strong Republican support in the Senate, represent new accountability in the eyes of many lawmakers. "We don't have a veto-proof Congress," Mr. Reid said. "But no one can say with any degree of veracity that we haven't made great progress, and this bill is further proof of that."Bah. The Bush administration scoffs at laws and attempts to work out reasonable compromises. They'll sign the bill, and then not do what they've agreed to. That's all I expect. I wish Democrats had stood their ground like the hard-liners they need to be.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Democrats Pull Troop Deadline From Iraq Bill