Bush Calls Withdrawal Plan 'An Invitation to Attack America'

Mud-slinging on Iraq gets even uglier
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2007 9:40 AM CDT
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(Newser) – President Bush yesterday accused the Democrats of “offering an invitation to our enemies to attack America.” With the House and Senate poised to vote this week on a war funding bill with a troop drawdown deadline, the Washington Post reports, the dispute between Congress and the White House is becoming increasingly personal.

Vice President Dick Cheney accused Senator Harry Reid of being a "defeatist," and Senator John Kerry called Cheney “the American Idol of outlandish claims.” Amid the name-calling, Bush reiterated his intention to veto the bill releasing $95.5 billion for the war because of its six-month timetable for withdrawal.