"The game of chicken has begun. All previous efforts to express dissatisfaction with the war mean nothing. The real political game is the Iraq supplemental. If it is vetoed or killed in the Senate, someone will be blamed: Republicans for stopping it or Democrats for connecting it to a troop withdrawal.
How the public assigns blame in these high-stakes confrontations is unpredictable. Think of the 1995 budget clash. Republicans, citing strong midterm election results, passed appropriations bills that cut and reshaped government spending, and President Clinton vetoed them because of cuts in programs he favored..."
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