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2007年VOA标准英语-Bush Promises to Veto War Spending Bill

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By Scott Stearns
White House
31 March 2007

President Bush says he will veto an emergency spending bill for wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, because opposition1 Democrats2 have included timetables for a troop withdrawal3. VOA White House Correspondent Scott Stearns has the story.

President Bush gestures during speech to National Cattlemen's Beef Association, 28 Mar. 2007
President Bush

President Bush says spending bills passed by Democrats in the House and Senate would undercut U.S. troops in the field.

"Each of the Democrats' bills would substitute the judgment4 of politicians in Washington for that of our generals on the ground. Each bill would impose restrictive conditions on our military commanders," said Mr. Bush.  "Each bill would also set an arbitrary deadline for surrender and withdrawal in Iraq, and I believe that would have disastrous5 consequences for our safety here at home."

In his weekly radio address, the president again vowed6 to veto those bills, which must now be brought together as a single piece of legislation by negotiators in the House and Senate.

President Bush says a timetable for pulling troops out of Iraq would embolden7 the enemy. A public opinion poll by Newsweek magazine says a majority of Americans favor setting a deadline for such a withdrawal.

Roughly 57 percent of those surveyed support getting U.S. troops out of Iraq by March of next year. The poll had more bad news for the president with nearly two-thirds of Americans disapproving8 of his handling of the war.

Both the president and Congress are under pressure to get a war spending bill passed soon. The Defense9 Department says it needs additional funding for Afghanistan and Iraq by April 15.

President Bush says Americans will hold congressional Democrats responsible for failing to fund troops, because they have sent him a bill they know he will veto.

Retired10 Marine11 Andrew Horn gave the Democratic radio address. He says the only person who can keep funds from reaching troops is the president.

"If the president vetoes this bill because he doesn't want to formally demonstrate progress in Iraq, nowhere in our history would there be a more blatant12 example of a commander-in-chief undermining the troops under his care," he said.  "There is absolutely no excuse for the president to withhold13 funding. And if he does exercise a veto, Congress must side with the troops and over-ride it."

Both spending bills were passed in close votes, making it highly unlikely Democrats could find the two-thirds majority needed to override14 the president's promised veto.


1 opposition eIUxU     
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
2 democrats 655beefefdcaf76097d489a3ff245f76     
n.民主主义者,民主人士( democrat的名词复数 )
  • The Democrats held a pep rally on Capitol Hill yesterday. 民主党昨天在国会山召开了竞选誓师大会。
  • The democrats organize a filibuster in the senate. 民主党党员组织了阻挠议事。 来自《简明英汉词典》
3 withdrawal Cfhwq     
  • The police were forced to make a tactical withdrawal.警方被迫进行战术撤退。
  • They insisted upon a withdrawal of the statement and a public apology.他们坚持要收回那些话并公开道歉。
4 judgment e3xxC     
  • The chairman flatters himself on his judgment of people.主席自认为他审视人比别人高明。
  • He's a man of excellent judgment.他眼力过人。
5 disastrous 2ujx0     
  • The heavy rainstorm caused a disastrous flood.暴雨成灾。
  • Her investment had disastrous consequences.She lost everything she owned.她的投资结果很惨,血本无归。
6 vowed 6996270667378281d2f9ee561353c089     
  • He vowed quite solemnly that he would carry out his promise. 他非常庄严地发誓要实现他的诺言。
  • I vowed to do more of the cooking myself. 我发誓自己要多动手做饭。
7 embolden Vpgxx     
  • Emboldened by the wine,he went over to introduce himself to her.他借酒壮胆,走上前去向她作自我介绍。
  • The Prime Minister was steadily emboldened by the discovery that he faced no opposition.发现自己并未遭到反对,首相渐渐有了信心。
8 disapproving bddf29198e28ab64a272563d29c1f915     
adj.不满的,反对的v.不赞成( disapprove的现在分词 )
  • Mother gave me a disapproving look. 母亲的眼神告诉我她是不赞成的。 来自《简明英汉词典》
  • Her father threw a disapproving glance at her. 她父亲不满地瞥了她一眼。 来自《简明英汉词典》
9 defense AxbxB     
  • The accused has the right to defense.被告人有权获得辩护。
  • The war has impacted the area with military and defense workers.战争使那个地区挤满了军队和防御工程人员。
10 retired Njhzyv     
  • The old man retired to the country for rest.这位老人下乡休息去了。
  • Many retired people take up gardening as a hobby.许多退休的人都以从事园艺为嗜好。
11 marine 77Izo     
  • Marine creatures are those which live in the sea. 海洋生物是生存在海里的生物。
  • When the war broke out,he volunteered for the Marine Corps.战争爆发时,他自愿参加了海军陆战队。
12 blatant ENCzP     
  • I cannot believe that so blatant a comedy can hoodwink anybody.我无法相信这么显眼的一出喜剧能够欺骗谁。
  • His treatment of his secretary was a blatant example of managerial arrogance.他管理的傲慢作风在他对待秘书的态度上表露无遗。
13 withhold KMEz1     
  • It was unscrupulous of their lawyer to withhold evidence.他们的律师隐瞒证据是不道德的。
  • I couldn't withhold giving some loose to my indignation.我忍不住要发泄一点我的愤怒。
14 override sK4xu     
  • The welfare of a child should always override the wishes of its parents.孩子的幸福安康应该永远比父母的愿望来得更重要。
  • I'm applying in advance for the authority to override him.我提前申请当局对他进行否决。
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