|'We can no longer approach the discussion on Iraq as a partisan issue,' said Rep. John Tanner, a conservative Democrat from Tennessee. 'Our soldiers, sailors, Marines, airmen and Guardsmen aren't fighting as Democrats or Republicans but as Americans.' Delayed until early next year is debate on the $190 billion the military says it needs to fund the war through September 2008.
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