Pelosi vs. Bush [Kathryn Jean Lopez]
Here's a new Pelosi statement in response to the president :
"With this latest veto threat, the President has once again chosen confrontation over cooperation. For four years, the President has refused to pay for this war responsibly, and it is his veto of the Iraq Accountability Act - which gave him more than he asked for - that brings us to this point today. [UMPH ADDED.]
"Even as the Congress addresses some of the White House's concerns, the President waves his veto pen at any proposal that does not give him a blank check for a war without end in Iraq.
"The President refuses to listen to the American people who want this war to end. [FALSE: THEY WANT TO WIN; NOT RETREAT.] Instead, what they're getting from the President is further escalation of the war: maintaining an additional 35,000 troops, lengthened deployments, and expanded troop levels until at least April 2008.
"Our bill will fully fund the troops, honor our commitment to our veterans, hold the Iraqi government accountable and end the war. The President's only response to our good faith efforts is another veto threat."
NO MORE. NO LESS.