Democrats Vote $150B For War

Will continue to pressure administration to end conflict
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2007 3:06 AM CDT
A U.S. soldier from the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry regiment, 3d Brigade combat team of 82nd Airborne Division help a wounded a Iraqi soldier near the city of Baqouba, 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After failing to force the White House to bring significant numbers of troops home, Senate Democrats helped authorize another $150 billion to pay for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 92-3 funding approval came as the House planned legislation that will require President Bush to produce a coherent exit strategy for Iraq.

Democrats may still continue to fight to redirect the money away from combat operations. "Many of us have reached a breaking point on this," said Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin. "I've waited for the president to start bringing this war to an end. I'm not going to sign up for this any longer."