and tell them where to go.
WASHINGTON - President Bush threatened to veto legislation setting a date for a troop withdrawal from Iraq on Tuesday despite growing bipartisan calls in Congress for an end to U.S. participation in the war and sharp criticism of the Iraqi government.
And, a veto would be well deserved. Those 'chicken littles' in Congress are over-reaching their Constitutional limits; their interests extending only to self-perpetuating reelection.
So, the so-called bench marks imposed by Congress were not met by the Iraqi Parliament. So what? Did Congress sit down with the Parliament and negotiate those goals? Or, were the bench marks dictated by our Congress? I think the latter is so.
The fact that some arbitrary bench marks were not fulfilled should not give anyone the impression that nothing is changing in Iraq. The Iraqis are working out issues important to them.
So, here is the bottom line: Congress has to stop reacting to the Leftist polls that say 'all is lost in Iraq' and give the Iraqis and us the time needed to let events work to fruition. If the Congress refuses, they will be held to account in the next election.