Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Presidential Veto

The President of the United States exercised his veto power today by rejecting a bill from Congress that would put firm dates in place to begin a troop withdrawal.

I haven't read the entire bill, but I don't really agree with it either. President Bush said today that signing such a bill would give the terrorists an exact time line for what we would do.

I don't know about you, but I don't really think that in a time of war it's the best idea to advertise your future plans. If you tell the world when you're going to pull out, the enemy would obviously wait until then to come out in full force.

You may be convinced that we should start pulling out of Iraq, but you have to admit that it's not exactly a well thought out plan to give the enemy your battle plans.

The democratic led Congress is basically trying to use whatever means it can to let people know that they're opposed to the war. I think it's fine that they want to express their opinions, and they're entitled to do so.

You can whine all you want, but don't put it in writing and expect the Commander in Chief to sign off on something that would publicize America's plans.

1 comment:

Raspberry said...

Seriously! With the publicity and the media focused so much on this war, you know it would all get back to them. I realize that the Democrats and Pres Bush are in opposition about this war, but if either of them want to move forward, they're going to have to come up with something better than this.