President set to veto Iraq cut and run bill

… and will address the nation shortly after 6 Eastern Time to explain why to the people who don’t already know.

Via Bryan at Hot Air: “Just heard from Tony Snow that President Bush will announce at 6:10 pm tonight that he will veto the war funding bill. He will transmit that veto to Congress tomorrow.”

Oh, and check out what Senator Joe Biden said about the war supplemental:


(Hat tip for the vid: Ben Smith)

Update I: It’s official:

Bush signed the veto with a pen given to him by Robert Derga, the father of Marine Corps Reserve Cpl. Dustin Derga, who was killed in Iraq on May 8, 2005. The elder Derga spoke with Bush two weeks ago at a meeting the president had with military families at the White House.

Derga, whose son was with a unit from Columbus, Ohio, asked Bush to promise to use the pen in his veto. On Tuesday, Derga contacted the White House to remind Bush to use the pen, and so he did.


Scroll down for video of Bush’s press conference this evening, announcing and explaining his veto.

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