Bush vetos Dems Iraq bill
US President George Bush is just speaking right now, defending his veto of the Democrats' spending bill that would have forced US to end its war in Iraq, based on a scaled timetable linked to Iraqi government accomplishments.
Top soundbite: "Setting a deadline is setting a date for failure."
"Whatever our differences, we have a responsibility to fund our troops," he said. "Our troops deserve better."
Now the whole issue is thrown back to the Democrats.
Top Democrat soundbite:
"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."