US: House rejects 9-month Iraq withdrawal bill

By
May 11, 2007 01:36

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives defeated legislation Thursday to require the withdrawal of US combat troops from Iraq within nine months, then pivoted to a fresh challenge of President George W. Bush's handling of the unpopular war. The vote on the nine-month withdrawal measure was 255-171. Despite Bush's ability to sustain his vetoes in the House, as demonstrated last week, critics of the war insisted on challenging him again. "This war is a terrible tragedy, and it is time to bring it to an end," said Democratic Rep. James McGovern, leading advocate of the bill establishing a nine-month withdrawal timetable. "For four long, deadly years, this administration and their allies in Congress have been flat wrong about Iraq," he said.

Related Content

kurds syria
July 22, 2018
Iran and Turkey pressure Kurdish groups on different fronts

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN