Bush remains defiant as Congress votes to pull out troops

The end game in Iraq has begun. It is now a matter of when the US troop presence in Iraq is reduced, not whether this will happen.

14th July, 2007

The end game in Iraq has begun. It is now a matter of when the US troop presence in Iraq is reduced, not whether this will happen.

Congressional frustration at the lack of progress, Republican fears that the war will cripple the party’s chances in next year’s elections and a disillusioned public have combined to force President George W Bush onto the back foot.

Last Thursday, the Democratic party-controlled House of...

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