May 01, 2007

STATEMENT BY U.S. SENATOR BENJAMIN L. CARDINON PRESIDENT'S VETO OF THE IRAQ SUPPLEMENTAL



"I am disappointed by the President's decision to veto the Iraq Supplemental bill. It provided $4 billion more for our soldiers than the President had requested, and it also contained a sensible strategy for getting U.S. troops out of a civil war that has engulfed Iraq.

"The language included in the Iraq Supplemental spending bill was necessary because the President has failed to deal effectively with the growing violence and civil war that has consumed Iraq. I urge the President to work with Congress to find a way to bring our troops home as safely and quickly as possible. The American people do not want U.S. troops in the midst of a civil war."