'Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid' responded to Bush's comments on the Iraq supplemental spending bill, saying: "The President today asked the American people to trust him as he continues to follow the same failed strategy which has drawn our troops further into an intractable civil war... Democrats will send President Bush a bill that gives our troops the resources they need and a strategy in Iraq worthy of their sacrifices. If the President vetoes this bill he will have delayed funding for troops and kept in place his strategy for failure."
Reid's communications war room also tried to debunk Bush's complaint that it has taken Democrats 57 days -- since he first introduced it -- to send him an Iraq spending bill to sign. It pointed out that in 2005 and 2006, it took the GOP-controlled Congress 86 and 119 days, respectively, to get the Iraq supplemental to Bush's desk.
John Edwards also criticized Bush's veto threat. In a statement, he said, "The Congress should make absolutely clear that they are going to stand their ground, supporting the troops and reflecting the will of the American people to end this war. If the President vetoes a funding bill, Congress should send him another bill that funds the troops, brings them home, and ends the war. And if he vetoes that one, they should send him another that does the same thing."
Posted by Karen at 4/03/2007 12:59:00 PM