AP skriver: “In addition to jettisoning their plan for a troop withdrawal timeline, Democrats abandoned attempts to require the Pentagon to adhere to troop training, readiness and rest requirements unless Bush waived them.”
I utbyte mot Irak-pengarna fick demokraterna följande:
“Democrats won White House approval for about 17 billion dollars (£9 billion) in spending above what the administration originally sought. Roughly 8 billion dollars (£4 billion) of that was for domestic programmes from hurricane relief to farm aid to low-income children's health coverage.”
Kohandel på hög nivå, således.