Associated Press - July 11, 2007 4:23 AM ET
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush has issued a fresh veto threat, as the Senate renews its debate on Iraq war strategy.
Debate begins today on a Democratic plan that calls for the beginning of a troop withdrawal within four months, to be completed by April. Bush has denounced it as "equivalent to setting a date for failure." That's almost the same language he used in killing a similar move in the spring.
Also today, Bush's national security adviser goes up to Capitol Hill to meet with more than a dozen Republican senators. He's on a mission to shore up eroding support for the war.
And tomorrow, the president will send lawmakers a progress report that shows key benchmarks in Iraq are not being met. However, he says his troop "surge" plan is just getting started and deserves more time to work.
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