2005/01/27

Sen. Kennedy says, 'withdraw from Iraq'

Sen. Edward Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat who opposed the US invasion of Iraq has layed out a plan for Bush to start withdrawing troops from Iraq. He said President Bush should state he intends to negotiate a timetable with the new Iraqi government to draw down US forces after Sunday's election. Kennedy also said the US must stop making political decisions in Iraq and turn over full authority to the UN to help Baghdad set up a new government with an international meeting led by the UN and Iraq convened immediately to start the process.

"We now have no choice but to make the best we can of the disaster we have created in Iraq," Kennedy in a speech to the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. "The current course is only making the crisis worse."

He said the indefinite presence of U.S. troops is "fanning the flames of conflict" in what has become "a war against the U.S. occupation."

Kennedy also said Bush must also make it clear the US does not intend to have a long-term presence, and announce it will dramatically reduce its embassy in Baghdad..the largest in the world.

In the Republican-led House of Representatives, 24 Democrats this week introduced a resolution calling on Bush to begin an immediate pullout.

"We have reached the point that a prolonged American military presence in Iraq is no longer productive for either Iraq or the United States.."

Sounds like a plan to me. Where do I sign?


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5 Comments:

bush will not listen.. we all know this. just look at how he blew the money for his balls (lol no pun intened) instead of using it for aid to all those poor homless people in the "T-disater" 

Posted by april
1/28/2005 02:55:00 am  
Kennedy is senile. A politician who lost his voice of reason a long time ago. He is so past tense. When was the last time he said anything original? 

Posted by Anonymous
1/28/2005 03:04:00 am  
Kennedy is senile..

And you are??? Can you produce facts to back up your claims..doctors records etc. or are you just another no name troll with nothing of any consequence on it's mind.

And speaking of originality is this suppose to count for yours.

This group is here for discussion. But, I actually enjoy the chance to swing this big stick of mine when my mood is like it is now. So, do come back and give us a few laughs. 

Posted by Dianne
1/28/2005 03:19:00 am  
"This group is here for discussion. But, I actually enjoy the chance to swing this big stick of mine when my mood is like it is now. So, do come back and give us a few laughs".

LOL, between Dianne's big stick and Sarah's big gun, this place should get lively when the MadCAOs get here. 

Posted by WhyNot
1/28/2005 04:35:00 am  
between Dianne's big stick and Sarah's big gun.

I carried a gun most of my adult life while living in the states for protection. I enjoyed honing my marksmanship with handguns, rifles and shotguns. It was fun and sometimes painful. LOL This is to say I do understand Sarahs love of guns.
As French gun laws are very strict and I don't feel the need for one I do literally carry a big stick in case some fool tries to attack my little old body.  

Posted by Dianne
1/28/2005 12:30:00 pm  

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