Fake Opposition Democrats Strike Yet Again
Democrats Drop Withdrawal Dates From Iraq Bill
By CARL HULSE
WASHINGTON, May 22 — Congressional Democrats relented today on their insistence that a war spending measure sought by President Bush also set a date for withdrawing troops from Iraq. The decision to back down, described by senior lawmakers and aides, , was a wrenching reversal for some Democrats, who saw their election triumph as a call to force an end to the war. A Democratic effort to include timelines prompted Mr. Bush’s veto of the original bill last month, producing a political impasse.
“We don’t have a veto-proof Congress,” said Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader.