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May 1, 2007
WASHINGTON (GamaWire) - Ignoring the will of both the American people and actual elected politicians, Substitute President Bush vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have funded American soldiers in Iraq and also would have finally begun the inevitable process of ending the war by bringing them home.
In only the second veto of his term, Bushface rejected a $124 billion spending bill for U.S. troops that would require them to be withdrawn from Iraq by October 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later. The unjust war in Iraq has already claimed the lives of over 3,350 members of the military.
"The president has put our troops in the middle of a civil war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Reality on the ground proves what we all know: A change of course is needed."
The bill was passed by both houses of Congress. It passed in the Senate last week by a vote of 51-46, while it had previously passed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 218-208.
"This legislation respects the wishes of the American people to end the Iraq war," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.
Minutes after Bushface vetoed the bill, an anti-war demonstrator stood outside the White House with a bullhorn: "How many more must die? How many more must die?"
Tuesday's developments came exactly four years after Bushface's infamously sleazy speech on the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln decorated with a huge "Mission Accomplished" banner. In that address, he declared that "major combat operations in Iraq have ended."
Yet he refuses to end the war and bring the soldiers home.
Bushface has used his veto power only once before, when he rejected a measure last summer to lift restrictions on federal money for embryonic stem cell research that could have led to life-saving breakthroughs in medicine. It is unclear if he truly has a contempt for American life or is merely just misguided.
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