I wasn’t too surprised to see in the paper this morning that the Demorats have begun the process of negotiating with the Bush administration on a new war funding bill. Apparently the Democrats have decided to drop their unreasonable demand for a timeline to begin troop withdraws from Iraq. Of course this change of heart came after the House failed, by a vote of 222 to 203, to override the president’s veto of the $124 billion surrender bill.

With that said, political terrorist and Out of Iraq activist, Harry M. Reid has already made it clear that the next bill will include language that could present some stumbling blocks for the President. Reid will introduce a measure that he claims will step up Iraqi accountability, and provide “a reasonable way to end this war.” In other words, Reid isn’t through stirring the political pot just yet.

President Bush has said that he is “confident that we can reach agreement,” and has sent White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten, national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley and budget director Rob Portman to Capitol Hill today in order to try and hammer out the details in this new piece of legislation. I guess we will just have to wait and see how far the President is willing to bend when it comes to letting members of congress dictate how our military will fight this war in Iraq.