Democrats Trade Our Troops in Iraq for Drought Relief and Domestic Spending Increases
Hill Close To Deal on War Funds
Democrats Would Drop Iraq Timeline
Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, December 8, 2007; Page A01
House Democratic leaders could complete work as soon as Monday on a half-trillion-dollar spending package that will include billions of dollars for the war effort in Iraq without the timelines for the withdrawal of combat forces that President Bush has refused to accept, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said yesterday.
In a complicated deal over the war funds, Democrats will include about $11 billion more in domestic spending than Bush has requested, emergency drought relief for the Southeast and legislation to address the subprime mortgage crisis, Hoyer told a meeting of the Washington Post editorial board.
Yeah, I would say that's a complicated deal.
Double-dealing is always complicated and Democrats have shared a "wide stance" …