Thursday, April 26, 2007

Fresh from the WSJ News Alert

from The Wall Street Journal

April 26, 2007

The Senate voted 51-46 on a $124.2 billion wartime spending bill that requires Bush to begin to withdraw U.S. combat brigades from Iraq by Oct. 1. The vote, largely along party lines, and like House passage of the same bill a day earlier, fell far short of the two-thirds margin needed to overturn the president's promised veto. The bill sets no binding date for completing a withdrawal and provides flexibility to keep troops in the war zone to train Iraqi forces and pursue al Qaeda.

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