Washington Memo: An Iraq Compromise

Now that George W. Bush has used his veto pen for only the second time in his presidency, rejecting a $124 billion military-spending bill that would have set a timetable to bring U.S. combat troops home, there is one group that is suddenly getting some attention again in Washington: congressional Republicans. That's because Democrats lack the two-thirds vote they need to override Bush's veto and realize that their only real option for forcing any concessions from the White House is to rewrite the measure in a way that draws significant G.O.P. support, even if it means losing some of their own more...

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