President Bush to unveil new Iraq program Wednesday 9pm EST

New House leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif has urged Bush to think twice before proposing a troop increase: it’s time to end the Iraq war – not send in more troops. She suggested the Democrat-controlled Congress could deny him the funding. But Republican Minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky doubts that the Democrats would – or could – block the president. “Congress cannot micromanage the tactics of the war,” he said. Several leading Democrats also suggested that Congress would not deny the money, an extra $100 bn, in war funds. Other senators affirmed Congress is constitutionally powerless to reverse Bush’s military strategy, because four years ago it had authorized the president as commander-in-chief to wage war. “There is no way now to say, Mr. President, stop, said D-Md Sen. Joe Biden.

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