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Key Democrats Call for Iraq Pullout

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Posted on Jul 31, 2006

Every top Democrat on Senate and House committees on military, intelligence and international affairs signed a letter addressed to President Bush calling for a phased pullout of troops from Iraq.


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Key Democratic leaders in the House and Senate have united to call on President Bush to begin pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of the year, citing an overtaxed military, billions of dollars spent and ongoing sectarian violence.

In a letter to Bush released Monday, the Democrats backed a plan for the “phased redeployment” of troops.

... The recent letter, dated July 30, is significant because ? signed by every top Democrat on committees with oversight of military, intelligence and international affairs ? it solidifies the Democrats’ position and presents a unified front as members head into election season.

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By Mr. Alejandro G. Quinonez Sr., August 1, 2006 at 9:53 am Link to this comment
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This guy knows that he and his administration are thought of as war criminals by most of the world and more importantly here at home. I’m sick of being insulted by these egomaniacs in the Democratic party. It’s a waste of time. Am I alone here? These crooks are caught and will do anything to save their own skins, what ever it takes. Who knows what diabolical plan is being concocted as I write. Remember there must be hundreds or even thousands of people envolved in these schemes to destroy or country and our freedom to question and to expect accountability.

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By Merrill, August 1, 2006 at 9:46 am Link to this comment
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Leaving immediately and totally? That would be suicide for everything the US stands for. How can the world’s #1 advocate for freedom and democracy suddenly abandon its quest to establish exactly that in the Middle East? It can not. This is not to say that entering Iraq was a wise decision or that the CPA has been as well organized and effective as it needed to be. However, given the circumstances most political experts agree that the route to peace in the Middle East requires careful planning, no hidden American agenda, and above all a long-term financial and instructional commitment to Iraq.

It is going to be messy and the US is going to screw up left and right along the way, but as much as everyone wishes pulling out was easy, it is simply not possible. The global pressure is on and the US broke it, therefore they bought it. So while getting the “pluck out” it tempting, the US must instead pluck up and prepare for the long-haul. Otherwise it becomes the world’s #1 hypocrite.

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By FrikkenKids, August 1, 2006 at 8:55 am Link to this comment
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You want to talk about pathetic, Spinoza?  How about the suggestion that if the US pulls out the Sunni and Shiite populations will spontaniously “sort themselves out”.  This is a fight centuries old that a brutal dictatorship was holding at bay.

Stay or leave, the religious maniacs will keep killing each other.  The invasion has created a civil war that will continue with or without American troops.

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By Spinoza, August 1, 2006 at 3:32 am Link to this comment
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This is pathetic.  What is not understood about leaving immediately and totally.  Do these idiots not understand that it is the American presence that is the problem?????  The Iraqis will be able to sort themselves out with a lot less bloodshed than what we see now if we got the pluck out.

The truth is we have no intension of ever leaving Iraq, they have our oil and they have to have an obedient pro Israeli government as a first order of business.  This means putting Chalabi in charge whether the Iraqis want him or not.

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