Here in the left blogosphere, there is gnashing of teeth over this:
In grudging concessions to President Bush, Democrats intend to draft an Iraq war-funding bill without a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops and shorn of billions of dollars in spending on domestic programs, officials said yesterday.
But, as Von Bismarck said, “Politics is the art of the possible.”
The forces of truth, justice, and the American Way do not have the votes to overturn a veto from the Current Federal Administrator. They are thereby limited to gestures.
And our elected representatives incongruously assembled can only do so much in the face of duplicitous intransigence.