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Monday, April 16, 2007
Reid: Bush 'failing our troops and our country'

Reid said Monday Bush is "failing" the Country.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Monday President Bush is "failing our troops and our country," two days before he and other congressional leaders are set meet with the president at the White House to discuss the Iraq spending bill.

"Vice President Cheney and President Bush refuse to listen or acknowledge the other voices," Reid said during a press conference on Capitol Hill. "They're isolated in their thinking and failing our troops and our country."

"I am going to be bringing to him the concerns of the American people and a majority of the members of the House and the Senate," Reid added. "The president has a choice to make in the coming days: cling to the discredited policies that have led our troops further into this intractable civil war or work with a bipartisan majority of Congress to make us more secure."

Earlier Monday, Bush said the version of the emergency supplemental bill the Democratic-controlled Congress is preparing to send to him "would undercut our troops," and called on the Democratic leadership to drop their "unreasonable" demand for a "precipitous withdrawal."

-- CNN's Alexander Mooney and Emily McCulloch

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