So Pretzel-Boy is all puffing himself up and trying to look like he's still relevant, holding a veto ceremony to announce that setting a timetable for the withdrawal of our troops from Iraq as tantamount to "setting a date for failure." I hate to be the one to break it to you, Bushie, but you did that one all by your lonesome, four years ago when you decided to invade. The minute the first of our troops set foot on Iraqi soil, we had failed--thanks to you and your misadministration's inability to cope with reality or to plan for the actual situation on the ground, instead of the little World of Warquest fantasy y'all had concocted in your pointy heads.
And here's another news flash for you: The insurgents (terrorists, freedom fighters, call them what you will) in Iraq don't have to wait for our troops to leave to overthrow the Iraqi government and control the country. They're already doing both. And no, we really don't need to wait another couple of months to see if your "surge" idea is going to help any--that's already a foregone conclusion.
In the spirit of bipartisanship you seem to wish you knew how to achieve, however, I'm perfectly willing to agree to the compromise that Bryan has proposed: if you and the Shrubbery will all resign right now, we'll quite happily pass a "clean" bill through Congress to fund the Department of Defense.