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Senate votes to require Iraq withdrawals
AP ^ | April 26, 2007 | ANNE FLAHERTY

Posted on 04/26/2007 10:26:19 AM PDT by 50mm

WASHINGTON - A defiant Democratic-controlled Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require the start of troop withdrawals from Iraq by Oct. 1, propelling Congress toward a historic veto showdown with President Bush on the war.

The 51-46 vote was 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 threatened veto. Neverthe less, the legislation is the first binding challenge on the war that Democrats have managed to send to Bush since they reclaimed control of both houses of Congress in January.


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1 posted on 04/26/2007 10:26:22 AM PDT by 50mm
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To: 50mm

And the Leftist Propoganda campaign fully intends to blame BUSH for Soldier’s deaths by not signing it.

This has ALREADY hit more than one of the message boards I monitor.

“So a VETO by AWOL BUSH , will leave the blood of all future GI deaths in Iraq on his hands.”

WILL NONE DARE CALL IT TREASON???


2 posted on 04/26/2007 10:28:31 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: 50mm

Yawn~

Unconstitutional.

Congress can only fund or defund,

not set foreign policy.


3 posted on 04/26/2007 10:28:47 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: 50mm

Ridiculous.


4 posted on 04/26/2007 10:28:48 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: 50mm

The defeatists of the free world have spoken.
The party of hatred has a new friend.....AlQueda.

Now we shall see who our real friends are.
And who are the traitors to America.


5 posted on 04/26/2007 10:30:00 AM PDT by o_zarkman44 (No Bull in 08!)
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To: Para-Ord.45

No, there are a couple other things they could do.

If Congress capped the size of the armed at 100000 troops, only 100000 troops could be in Iraq.


6 posted on 04/26/2007 10:30:22 AM PDT by zendari
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To: Para-Ord.45

PS:

Congress passed a law that

1. aids and abets the enemy

2. Is clearly unconstitutional.

Therefore is treason.


7 posted on 04/26/2007 10:31:12 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: 50mm
This should be the NEW Democrat Seal/Trademark for everything they represent


8 posted on 04/26/2007 10:31:53 AM PDT by Lucky9teen (Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.)
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To: 50mm

This is going to get very ugly.


9 posted on 04/26/2007 10:31:59 AM PDT by ryan71 (You can hear it on the coconut telegraph...)
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To: 50mm

Let me guess. Hagle voted with the Rats again on this one.


10 posted on 04/26/2007 10:32:07 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Drive By Media is America's worst enemy and American people don't know it.)
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To: o_zarkman44

Looking for the official list of the alqaeda-enabling traitors.


11 posted on 04/26/2007 10:32:09 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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To: 50mm

Can anyone think of a bigger morale booster for the terrorists?


12 posted on 04/26/2007 10:32:33 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: 50mm

Democrats are guilty of high treason. They have emboldened Al Qaeda today just as they did last week when their leader declared victory for Al Qaeda. The result was Al Qaeda set up to prove Harry Reid right and murdered 9 Americans in Iraq. The Democrats have blood on their hands and the guilt of knowing they have undermined the nation on their conscience, if they even have one any longer.


13 posted on 04/26/2007 10:32:40 AM PDT by MikeA (The US news media are the Democratic Party's organ grinder monkeys.)
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To: 50mm

Which Republicans voted in favor of this nonsense?


14 posted on 04/26/2007 10:33:11 AM PDT by Badeye (Yesterday was pretty good, today is shaping up nicely, and tomorrow anything is possible)
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To: tcrlaf
DEFEAT!

15 posted on 04/26/2007 10:35:15 AM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: 50mm
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
16 posted on 04/26/2007 10:35:29 AM PDT by b4its2late (Liberalism is a mental disorder.)
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To: 50mm

The most unfortunate thing out of all of this, is that Bush had a friendly Congress for severals - years in which he could have increased the size of the military, particularly the Army. He blew that opportunity and now has a Congress that would not only allow the military to expand, but is trying to clamp down on the one we have.


17 posted on 04/26/2007 10:35:39 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: MikeA

The Official Democrat War Position is:

“This war is lost”-Harry Reid

“But The War Can Be Won”-Chuck Schumer

The Democrat Position on the War depends on whether they are dealing with Polling data, or MoveOn’s Checkbook.

And of course, they voted FOR IT, before they voted AGAINST IT.

To quote Broder”:

“Not since Bill Clinton famously pondered the meaning of the word “is” has a Democratic leader confused things as much as Harry Reid did with his inept discussion of the alternatives in Iraq.”


18 posted on 04/26/2007 10:36:07 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: 50mm

“The 51-46 vote was largely along party lines”

What republicans voted for it?


19 posted on 04/26/2007 10:36:54 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: Para-Ord.45

We can only hope that W will sternly remind them of this when he vetos.

But, since McCain-Feingold, you can’t even count on a veto.


20 posted on 04/26/2007 10:37:42 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: edcoil
What republicans voted for it?

Can't find the roll call.

21 posted on 04/26/2007 10:37:55 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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To: edcoil

who besides Johnson of SD did not vote?


22 posted on 04/26/2007 10:37:59 AM PDT by milwguy
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To: edcoil

Hagel of Nebraska, and Smith of Oregon.


23 posted on 04/26/2007 10:38:58 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: 50mm
TRAITOR!

Harry Reid (D-Al Qaeda)


24 posted on 04/26/2007 10:41:34 AM PDT by ItsForTheChildren
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To: 50mm
Rush: “the Senate is PROUDLY voting for defeat right now...as the House did yesterday...” and “Rudy finally put the Dems on defense where they need to be...and now they are squealing like stuck pigs!”
25 posted on 04/26/2007 10:43:11 AM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: longhorn too

Hagel and Smith have shamed the Republican Party. What will Nebraska and Oregon Republicans do about this?


26 posted on 04/26/2007 10:43:21 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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To: af_vet_rr
The most unfortunate thing out of all of this, is that Bush had a friendly Congress for severals - years in which he could have increased the size of the military, particularly the Army. He blew that opportunity and now has a Congress that would not only allow the military to expand, but is trying to clamp down on the one we have.

In the House, but he had a weakling in the person of Bill Frist as Majority Leader in the Senate, he was awful.

27 posted on 04/26/2007 10:43:41 AM PDT by ReaganRevolution ("Fight the enemy, support the troops, back the President. There can be no end save victory.)
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To: 50mm
51 Traitors in the Senate and 218 Traitors in the House. Never forget this my fellow freepers.
28 posted on 04/26/2007 10:44:32 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

I would have preferred a picture that shows the nasty and mean Traitor Reid.


29 posted on 04/26/2007 10:45:59 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: 50mm

Sen. Hagel (Defeatocrat, Nebraska)

30 posted on 04/26/2007 10:47:13 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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To: kinoxi

Rather a very mild response.


31 posted on 04/26/2007 10:47:18 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: 50mm

It ain’t gonna be much of a suprise but do we have a roll call yet?


32 posted on 04/26/2007 10:47:20 AM PDT by Domandred
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To: longhorn too

Which Republicans did not vote?


33 posted on 04/26/2007 10:47:30 AM PDT by John D
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Republicans Gordon Smith (news, bio, voting record) of Oregon and Chuck Hagel (news, bio, voting record) of Nebraska sided with 48 Democrats and Independent Bernard Sanders (news, bio, voting record) in supporting the bill. No Democrats joined the 45 Republicans in voting against it. Missing from the vote were GOP Sens. John McCain (news, bio, voting record) of Arizona and Lindsey Graham (news, bio, voting record) of South Carolina, both staunch advocates of the president's Iraq policy.
34 posted on 04/26/2007 10:48:58 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: 50mm

Same bill as the House? So that means it goes straight to the WH and should be vetoed today before the ink is dry.


35 posted on 04/26/2007 10:49:22 AM PDT by AU72
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To: 50mm

I’m furious,I’m sick about this.


36 posted on 04/26/2007 10:50:30 AM PDT by vapor5
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To: 50mm

Senator Smith (Defeatocrat, Oregon)

37 posted on 04/26/2007 10:51:38 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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To: AU72
NO. NO. NO.

Do it next Monday at Fort Bragg with a backdrop of thousands of soldiers. (Red State’s idea, not mine).

38 posted on 04/26/2007 10:52:09 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: vapor5

It is getting time for a million of us to carry them out nude. They cannot put all of us in jail.

Ben Franklin noted that a country needs a revolution every 200 years.


39 posted on 04/26/2007 10:52:14 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't say much - doesn't need too)
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To: ItsForTheChildren

At what point can formal charges of treason be brought and who can do it? I think many of us agree that this is an act of treason so what can we do about it???


40 posted on 04/26/2007 10:52:23 AM PDT by AutumnFire
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To: John D
Which Republicans did not vote?

McCain and Graham.

41 posted on 04/26/2007 10:52:31 AM PDT by 50mm (algore uses 20 times as much energy as me)
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"I’m furious,I’m sick about this."

Thankfully the Founding Fathers saw this one coming and made the President Commander in Chief with the power to veto.

42 posted on 04/26/2007 10:53:04 AM PDT by avacado
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To: ItsForTheChildren

I think we should call Reid “Pierre” — after Pierre Laval, who openly collaborated and allied himself with A. Hitler.

Plus Pierre Laval was a surrender monkey just like Reid is today.


43 posted on 04/26/2007 10:53:12 AM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!)
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To: 50mm

Bunch of Quislings the whole lot of them.


44 posted on 04/26/2007 10:54:08 AM PDT by dfwgator (The University of Florida - Still Championship U)
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To: Para-Ord.45

You can yawn all you want, but what is going on is a game of chicken. Neither side can afford to lose, which is why there will be compromise where both sides can claim victory. Bush is not going to get a “clean” bill and he is not going to sign a bill with specific dates for withdrawal.


45 posted on 04/26/2007 10:55:05 AM PDT by kabar
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To: You Dirty Rats

Another wasted effort of the DO NOTHING, ACHIEVE NOTHING, WHINE A LOT, Democrat Congress......


46 posted on 04/26/2007 10:55:19 AM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: 50mm
The Democrats are determined to destroy our military.

I hope that everyone who voted for or gloated over the Democrat victory in 2006 will now reconsider the consequences of the far left running the agenda in both houses of Congress.

47 posted on 04/26/2007 10:55:21 AM PDT by snowsislander
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To: avacado
Thank you Founding Fathers, their wisdom can be seen on a daily basis.
48 posted on 04/26/2007 10:55:59 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: 50mm

Adding more names to my list of traitors.

However, I won’t need to add Sen. Lieberman. Smart man and a true patriot — he voted no.


49 posted on 04/26/2007 10:56:34 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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This seems like a good time to bring up the guy who apparently is considering running against Hagel in the next primary. I don’t know that much about him, but the fact that he could knock Hagel out of the Senate and is a Republican is enough to
give me the warm fuzzies right now.

http://www.jonbruning.com/index.php?PAGE_ID=1


50 posted on 04/26/2007 10:57:25 AM PDT by Da Mav
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