From the AP:
WASHINGTON — Under pressure to support the troops but end the war,
House Democrats said Thursday they would send President Bush $50
billion for combat operations on the condition that he begin
withdrawing troops from Iraq.
The proposal, similar to one Bush vetoed earlier this year, would
identify a goal of ending combat entirely by December 2008. It would
require that troops spend as much time at home as they do in combat, as
well as effectively ban harsh interrogation techniques like
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had hoped the House would vote as early
as Friday on the bill. But late on Thursday, after meeting with liberal
Democrats who were concerned the bill was too soft, she decided to put
off debate until next week.
In a private caucus meeting earlier in the day, Pelosi told
rank-and-file Democrats that the bill was their best shot at
challenging Bush on the war. And if Bush rejected it, she said, she did
not intend on sending him another war spending bill for the rest of the
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