No, this is't wargaming related.
Quote: "Bush and a host of leading congressional figures had implored the lawmakers to pass the legislation despite loud protest from their constituents back home. Not enough members were willing to take the political risk just five weeks before an election.
More than two-thirds of Republicans and 40 percent of Democrats opposed the bill."
Who cares about the political risks? Have any of you heard of representative government? Where the people elected represent their constituents? If their constituents are protesting loudly, isn't it their responsibility to vote against it? Since they're supposed to be representing us, not deciding things for us?
Vive la House! Even the Democrats that joined the vote against it. For once, I agree with some Democrats.