The President used strong words to explain his opposition to the bill:
I believe setting a deadline for withdrawal would demoralize the Iraqi people, would encourage killers across the broader Middle East, and send a signal that America will not keep its commitments. Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a date for failureJust like last week, the President claimed that "the surge" is working well. I recently blogged about that over on the Duck of Minerva.
Incidentally, this was Bush's second veto during his 6+ years in the White House.
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