8/29/2005

Daily Kos: Will Wyden Be Next To Call For Withdrawal From Iraq?

Will Wyden Be Next To Call For Withdrawal From Iraq?
by Armando
Mon Aug 29th, 2005 at 16:52:26 CDT

Via Tapped:

The administration, Wolf, tries to portray this as just one of two approaches. You can either stay the course with them, or in effect cut and run.

I think there are other alternatives that ought to be pursued. For example, one that I'll be exploring in our intelligence committee is we've set deadlines for the Iraqi's on a constitution. We set deadlines with respect to elections. I think we ought to be asking about setting a deadline with respect to training their security forces. That is a prerequisite to being able to bring our troops home. I think -- I want to be constructive. I think that's the kind of issue we ought to be looking at ...

It's one thing to talk about an immediate troop withdrawal. I've said deadlines can be useful. We set them for the constitution. We set them for the elections. Why not say in an area where we don't seem to be making a lot of progress in terms of training the Iraqis for their own security, let's set a deadline there. You've got to get them trained to get to the question Russ Feingold wants to explore.

I think there are constructive alternatives in between what the administration is saying, just stay the course, continue to accept their assessment of what's going on, and in effect what they try to say is a cut and run strategy. I've suggested an alternative.

Maybe a little push for Wyden on this? Senator Wyden, consider blending General Clark's approach in there with yours.

Daily Kos: Will Wyden Be Next To Call For Withdrawal From Iraq?

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