I have to admit I'm a bit surprised the Senate Democrats managed to hold it together enough to keep the House's troop withdrawal timetable in the Iraq War funding bill, just now 50-48. That means, assuming the funding bill passes, the President will have to veto as promised. Eventually, either Bush will have to sign a funding bill given him by the Democratic congress, or convince enough legislators to support a funding bill without the timetable, or the troops don't get funded. This could become like the Clinton-Gingrich shutting down the government standoff. Who blinks first? Depends on who the public blames for the stalemate.