En utilisant son second veto depuis qu’il est président, Bush a ouvert les hostilités avec les démocrates.
Mr. Bush said the bill was unacceptable because it set “a rigid and artificial deadline” for American forces to withdraw from Iraq, in that it demands that they begin leaving by Oct. 1.
“It makes no sense to tell the enemy when you plan to start withdrawing,” Mr. Bush said at the White House, where he vetoed the bill after the signatures of Democratic legislative leaders were barely dry.
[Ledevoir] Le Congrès américain vote un calendrier de retrait des troupes
[R-C] Bush oppose son veto
[AlJazeera] « Setting a deadline for withdrawal is setting a deadline for failure, and that would be irresponsible, » Bush said in a nationally televised speech on Tuesday, the fourth anniversary of his « Mission Accomplished » speech on an aircraft carrier declaring that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.