ABC News’ Brian Wheeler Reports: Speaking Thursday morning on the Senate floor, Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, seemingly endorsed former Sen. John Edwards’, D-N.C., strategy for passing the Iraq supplemental: send the bill back to the president "again and again and again" until enough Republicans defect to override Bush’s veto.
"If it were up to me, I would send the same emergency spending bill back to the President with the money our troops need and the plan to end the war the American people expect. Let the President veto it, again and again and again. Let the President demonstrate that he is totally out of touch with what our troops need, what the American people want and where America’s interests lie," Senator Biden said.
"We must keep the pressure on every single day until this policy levee the president has erected breaks," the senator said.
Despite insistence from the White House that any bill with timetables would get a veto from the president, Edwards has repeatedly called on the senate to send the same bill to Bush’s desk.
In doing so Edwards has staked out the most confrontational position with the White House vis-à-vis Iraq among his 2008 Democratic rivals. With his remarks Thursday, Biden joins Edwards in calling for a less conciliatory approach to negotiations with the president.