The U.S. House of Representatives just passed a $124 billion emergency supplemental spending bill that includes a firm deadline of August 31, 2008 for combat troops to leave Iraq. The Loony Left, represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), doesn’t like the bill, since it doesn’t completely and immediately de-fund the campaign in Iraq.
The vote passed 218 to 212. Obviously the attached bribes of pork, - “sweeteners,” as they're called - with which the bill was laden, paid off.
The bill probably won’t pass the U.S. Senate; but, if it does, I’m ever hopeful the President will *finally* unwrap his veto pen.