Bush vetoes Iraq troop-withdrawal bill

May 2, 2007 01:26

US President George W. Bush vetoed legislation to pull US troops out of Iraq Tuesday night in a showdown with Congress over whether the unpopular and costly war should end or escalate. In only the second veto of his presidency, Bush rejected legislation that would have required the first US combat troops to be withdrawn from Iraq by October 1 with a goal of a complete pullout six months later.

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