Democrats Resist Effort to Strip Deadline from Appropriations Bill

This afternoon, the Senate voted down an amendment to the supplemental Iraq/Afghanistan appropriations bill that would have deleted the language calling for troop withdrawal from Iraq within 120 days, and complete withdrawal by March 31, 2008. The vote was 50-48, as Ben Nelson and Chuck Hagel voted against the amendment, despite earlier votes against a timetable.
John McCain said in Florida that he had to get back to Washington, D.C., to vote against “the definite date for surrender act.” Well put.
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