Thursday, May 10, 2007
For everyone following the legislative brinksmanship going on between Congress and the White House over a withdrawal timetable for our troops in Iraq, here's one bill that President Bush can't veto:
A majority of Iraqi lawmakers have endorsed a bill calling for a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and demanding a freeze on the number of foreign troops already in the country, lawmakers said Thursday...
The bill would require the Iraqi government to seek approval from parliament before it requests an extension of the U.N. mandate for foreign forces to be in Iraq, al-Rubaie said. It also calls for a timetable for the troop withdrawal and a freeze on the size of the foreign forces.
As things stand, the only justification left for staying in Iraq is the very situation we caused by invading in the first place. Which I thought was the limit of pathetic. But it would be even more pathetic if the Iraqi government pulls the plug on the whole affair while Congressional Republicans are still wringing their hands and holding out for some good news come September.