Skip to comments.Kerry to introduce Iraq withdrawal plan
Posted on 06/12/2006 10:57:54 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will this week introduce legislation to pull the majority of U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2006, his office announced.
Kerry will offer an amendment to the 2007 defense authorization bill.
The recent trend in Iraq has been to increase rather than decrease American troops. Earlier this month the U.S. military announced that 3,500 troops -- two battalions of a brigade that was being held in Kuwait as a back up force -- had been deployed to Anbar province, the heart of the insurgency. Those battalions joined another that had already been called forward to Baghdad.
Kerry's amendment would hinge on establishing a schedule with the Iraqi government.
"This will legitimize the new Iraqi government, enable the Iraqis to become more self-reliant, and undermine support for the insurgency," the announcement from his office said.
Under Kerry's plan, not all U.S. troops would leave Iraq. Those "essential to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces would remain," the announcement said.
The United States would maintain presence in the region "to prosecute the war on terror and protect regional security interests."
Finally, his amendment will call on President George W. Bush to convene a summit including the new Iraqi government, leaders of the governments of each country bordering Iraq, representatives of the Arab League, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, representatives of the European Union, and leaders of the governments of each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council to reach reach an agreement on Iraq's fundamental political challenges -- whether and how the country will be federalized along geographic lines, how oil revenues are to be divided, what to do about sectarian militias, security guarantees, reconstruction, economic assistance and border security, Kerry's office said.
Did you know he served in Vietnam?
Perhaps Kerry should just convene a conference in Paris and negotiate the US surrender on his own.
If only Kerry's dad had had a better withdrawal plan from Kerry's mom...
(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")
"...Under Kerry's plan, not all U.S. troops would leave Iraq. Those "essential to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces would remain," the announcement said."
Um. Wouldn't that be all of them, John?
His Dad's withdrawal plan failed. Why should we trust him?
Someone needs to clue Kerry in to these facts: (1) He lost the election, ergo (2) he is not Commander-in-Chief, and (3) Kerry is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, which gives the Commander-in-Chief role solely to the President of the United States, not to the United States Senate.
For a guy who only spent about four months in Vietnam he certainly has a lot to say about troop maneuvers, withdrawals etc. Jean-Francois please leave all of that to the generals merci!
Arent we glad that this moron was crushed in the elections and he is not President. Can you imagine the endless debate and zero actions the fools form the other nations (Iraq government excluded) that Kerry want us to consult with.
Call it "Operation Yellow Stripe."
His proposal will also call for President Bush to publicly apologize for lying about the war and admit it was wrong, very wrong, to ever challenge the democrats on national security and make them look so utterly pathetic.
Wheres is the STFU cartoon
Is there a statute of limitations for treason? This s---bag should have been hung already 36 years ago.
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