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    I would like to congratulate Bush on single-handedly redefining the word CLUSTERFUCK!
    House passes bill to bring troops home in '08

    Story Highlights
    *Vote is 223-201 to require most U.S. troops to leave Iraq by April 1, 2008
    *President has threatened to spike any effort to set timetable for U.S. pullout
    *Bush's GOP allies in House say new measure has no chance of passage
    *House speaker says report on war shows it's time for U.S. troops to return

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The House of Representatives voted 223-201 Thursday to require most U.S. troops to leave Iraq by April 1, 2008.

    President Bush vetoed a war-spending bill with a similar withdrawal date in May and has threatened to spike any new effort to set a timetable for a U.S. pullout. His Republican allies in the House said the new measure has no chance of passage.

    But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said Thursday's mixed report on the progress of the war shows it's time for American troops to come home.

    "President Bush continues to urge patience, but what is needed -- and what the American people are demanding -- is a new direction," she said.

    Earlier Thursday, Bush said a report on U.S.-set benchmarks for Iraq shows "satisfactory progress" in eight areas. He admitted that there is "more work to be done."

    During his news conference, the president commented on the nation's psyche, declaring, "There's war fatigue in America. It's affecting our psychology. I understand that. This is an ugly war. It's a war in which an enemy will kill innocent men, women and children in order to achieve a political objective. It doesn't surprise me that there is deep concern amongst our people."

    The president said it is not Congress' job to make decisions regarding the war.

    Before the House vote, Rep. John Murtha, a Pennsylvania Democrat, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer: We're the people who decide when to go to war, whether the war should be funded.

    "Now, when [the Bush administration] keeps making mistakes as they have made, we have to intercede. The public spoke in the last election and said clearly we want the troops redeployed."



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    Yeah,but our A**hole president will veto it.

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    i dont understand why someone hasnt tried to assassinate Bush. Seriously.
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    As long as Bush has Republican support and the Democrats refuse to go after him with both barrels, then this war will drag on. I think the only thing that would get both Republicans and Dems to get off their asses and rein Bush in is if they got real pressure from the people.

    Mainly if people put Congress on notice and let them know that if they didn't deal with Bush, then they'd be going home in the next elections. But, then again, it might even be too late to do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    i dont understand why someone hasnt tried to assassinate Bush. Seriously.
    hey hon, im always thinking the same thing...then im thinking; is death worth creating his...its so hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    i dont understand why someone hasnt tried to assassinate Bush. Seriously.
    The next bozo in line is far worse!

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    Yeah, President Cheney. Yikes. Americans need to seriously start putting tremendous amounts of pressure on their elected officials. But you know what the scary part is? I don't think most Americans care. They don't think any of this affects them in any way.

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    Take Cheney and Bush both out. If you know any psychos, spread the word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msdebagain View Post
    i dont understand why someone hasnt tried to assassinate Bush. Seriously.
    Ms. Debagain,

    that's what I've been saying for YEARS?!?!?!

    but you gotta take Cheney out as well....
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