The Senate will debate/vote tomorrow. Your move, Mr. Bush.
MURTHA: “We have an accountability bill. This is called the Iraq Accountability Bill. This war has been so mismanaged that we have have the responsibility to force the White House to be accountable. The policy is not set by the military. The policy is set by the White House. We have to hold the White House accountable for the mistakes that they have made.”
The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a $124 billion war spending bill that would require American troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq by Oct. 1, setting the stage for the first veto fight between President Bush and majority Democrats.
Only hours after Gen. David H. Petraeus, the commander in Iraq, told lawmakers that he needed more time to gauge the effectiveness of a troop buildup there, the House voted 218 to 208 pass a measure that sought the removal of most combat forces by next spring. Mr. Bush has said unequivocally and repeatedly that he will veto it.