President Bush said he vetoed the bill because:
1. the measure would "impose impossible conditions on our commanders in combat" by forcing them to "take fighting directions from politicians 6,000 miles away in Washington, D.C." Well, that's the way our government is set up. Civilian control of the military to prevent a war-state- this is a fundamental principle of our democracy. This is just another example of how our President fails to understand our Constitution. This is a rehashed argument from Vietnam- not a place the President would best go to for precedents.
2. he warned that an early exit could turn Iraq into "a cauldron of chaos." Who is he kidding? Iraq isn't a cauldron of chaos now?