Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Bush vetoes emergency funding bill for military

President George W. (for No Withdrawal, unless it's for birth control purposes) Bush vetoed the emergency funding bill that Congress sent him today.
In only the second veto of his presidency, Bush rejected legislation that would require the first U.S. combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by Oct. 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later.
It's notable that he's vetoed the bill for a number of reasons. One, he obviously does not support the troops. Two, it's only his second veto. Three, his only other veto was in denying more federal funds earmarked for embryonic stem cell research. Four, this bill was at the President's request; the military desperately needs the money, according to Bush, yet he has just single-handedly prolonged the shortfall.

To sum it all up: Bush hates the military, he hates embryos, and he hates time tables.

Next up: Why Bush hates to read. And it's not because The Pet Goat is what he was reading when the planes struck the WTC.

Bush vetoes emergency funding bill - Yahoo! News