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Just because they are trying to cover their asses, doesn't mean that good can come out of this.
Originally posted by Togetic
However, today the Congress is not asserting its great power against the president. If they do not, then there is virtually nothing to stop the president from doing what he wants. The members of Congress should be expected to keep a hard line of growing executive authority.
Originally posted by searching_for_truth
Senate clearly expressed its opposition to Bush's plan to send 21,500 troops to Iraq.
President Bush and his new military chiefs have been saying for nearly a month that they would "surge" an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq, in a last, grand push to quell the violence in Baghdad and in Anbar Province. But a new study by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office says the real troop increase could be as high as 48,000 -- more than double the number the President initially said.