WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Bush slammed house democrats today for the narrow passage of an emergency supplemental war spending bill. The bill would set aside as much as $125 billion for the war. But it also set a deadline of August 2008 for the removal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Bush said, "Amid the real challenging in Iraq we're beginning to see some signs of progress, yet to score political points, the democratic majority in the house has shown it is willing to undermine the gains our troops are making on the ground." The bill is unlikely to pass the senate. But if it should, President Bush has vowed to veto any legislation with a withdrawal deadline. Residents we talked to in Wilmington liked the idea of a time table for bringing American troops home. Local resident Ed Sulva said, "Our troops are in need we want to protect them the best way we can." But residents also added that in the meantime the United States should do whatever it takes to keep the soldiers safe, even if that means more money.
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