Glenn E. Meyer
Bush didn't allow it. He was against the AWB expiring. He said he would sign a new AWB if it got to him.
Because he knew full well that there was a snowball's chance in Hades of that bill making it to his desk...
The same as the UN Treaty...The current admin knows they have no chance of getting it ratified by the Senate, but they get the luxury of saying, "We did the hard work, and it's not our fault..."