A war bill timeline
Boston.com
Almost immediately, President George W. Bush promised to veto any war funding bill that contained benchmarks for troop pullouts. Bush said any such timetable would be tantamount to accepting defeat in Iraq, and added the bill stymied the ability of military leaders to make decisions on how to wage the war.
Almost immediately, President George W. Bush promised to veto any war funding bill that contained benchmarks for troop pullouts.

Bush said any such timetable would be tantamount to accepting defeat in Iraq, and added the bill stymied the ability of military leaders to make decisions on how to wage the war.
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