From NBC's Mark Murray
Another day, another dust up over the Iraq supplemental. This morning, before he departed to New York to talk about his No Child Left Behind education law, President Bush blasted the legislation a House-Senate conference agreed upon yesterday, which calls for the "goal" of having all US combat troops leave Iraq by March 2008. "They know I'm going to veto a bill containing these provisions, and they know that my veto will be sustained. But instead of fashioning a bill I could sign, the Democratic leaders chose to further delay funding our troops, and they chose to make a political statement. That's their right. But it is wrong for our troops and it's wrong for our country."
On cue, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired back with this statement: "While ten more of our brave men and women died yesterday in one of the deadliest days of this war, President Bush continues to offer more of the same: a failed policy that has our troops mired in an open-ended civil war that risks our security at home."