The compromise language would keep the deadlines included in the original House bill but make them nonbinding, as the Senate version did, and would allow President Bush to waive troop-readiness standards.
In other words, they’ve made the bill even more toothless while deciding it’s ok to sacrifice the lives of more US soldiers by insuring that ill-prepared troops will be sent to Iraq. For a party who took over based on a supposed antiwar agenda, they, with just a few exceptions, cravenly continue to support the war while pretending to oppose it.
It’s not just gutlessness, it’s complicity. Only a people’s movement can end the wars. Democrats, aren’t you tired of being backstabbed by your ‘leaders’?