Making points

Friday, July 13, 2007 at 10:42 | Posted in Iraq, Politics, USA, war | Leave a comment

US House of Representatives passed by a majority of 223-201 a bill to withdraw American combat troops from Iraq by 1st April 2008. The Washington Post reports:

The measure that passed on Thursday would tell the Pentagon to begin withdrawing combat troops within four months and complete the redeployment by April 1.

Under the bill, an unspecified number of U.S. soldiers would stay in Iraq to train Iraqi soldiers, conduct counter-terrorism operations and protect U.S. diplomats.

The likelihood that this would actually happen is even smaller than slim. If the legislation survived in Senate, president Bush would be bound to veto it.

Much of politics is about making a point, often even a pointless point in terms of enforcing it.

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