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BREAKING NEWS: Bush Vetoes War Spending Bill


Bush Vetoes War Spending Bill

Tuesday 01 May 2007

Washington - President George W. Bush vetoed legislation on Tuesday that would have required him to begin withdrawing U.S. combat troops from Iraq this year, setting up a new showdown with Democratic leaders over funding the war, the White House said.

Bush's veto, only the second of his presidency, came on the four-year anniversary of a speech he delivered announcing the end of major combat operations in Iraq beneath a "Mission Accomplished" banner.

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President Bush Vetoes War-Funding Bill

By William Branigin and Jonathan Weisman
The Washington Post
Tuesday 01 May 2007

President Bush today vetoed a $124 billion emergency war-funding bill that contains a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, setting up a confrontation with the Democratic-controlled Congress over his Iraq war policy.

Acting on the fourth anniversary of his so-called "Mission Accomplished" speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, Bush carried out his veto threat shortly after returning to the White House from a visit to Florida, where he delivered a speech at the U.S. Central Command.

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