“A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq”

Hi Folks.

Thought you should see this.

http://www.responsibleplan.com/

It seems that the democrats attempting to win seats have different priorities that those who already have them, and so are more likely to say the right things. Now, whether they mean it is a wide open question, but, when you hear what you want, you should say, “That’s what I want to hear!”…So perhaps you should do that.

I did.

Frosted Flake

PS : Thanks.

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    • Alma on April 22, 2008 at 7:39 am

    But responsible is good.  🙂

    • Turkana on April 22, 2008 at 11:08 am

    but i don’t consider it a “responsible plan.” it keeps the damn “embassy.” as i’ve written:

    Senate Democrats seem frustrated that there’s no sign of an end to the war, but Congress has done little to nothing to expedite one. And even Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton offer only partial plans, while the much-touted Democratic Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq (pdf) retains the boondoggle (pdf) of an embassy, despite Bush’s now blocking inquiries into its staggering cost overruns, and specifically mentions retaining enough troops to protect it. John Edwards estimated that would require a brigade of some 3500 to 5000 personnel. I’ve seen no estimates that it would require less. And I’ve yet to hear a rationale from anyone as to why our Iraq embassy need be, as the previously linked articles show it will be, the largest in the world, at a currently estimated cost of over $1,200,000,000 per year. It seems to me that an honest withdrawal would mean leaving only a typical embassy with a typical embassy staff and a typical contingent of embassy guards. If maintaining an embassy in Iraq necessitates anything more, then we and Iraq are not ready for us to maintain an embassy there. To pretend otherwise is nothing less than to rationalize a continuation of the occupation.

    • pfiore8 on April 22, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    I second Rusty’s welcome!

    • RiaD on April 22, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Thanks for bringing our attention to this (& the link!)

    I’m glad you’re here & look forward to more comments & essays of yours…..

    be sure to check out the pony parties (open threads) you never know what you might find there…usually a bit of community hilarity…

    also be sure to hit the ‘series’ link (on the right under DharmaDocs) for most of the ongoing features here….

  1. Hey FF,

    Good to “hear” from you again.

    Our plan will:

    1. End U.S. Military Action in Iraq

    2. Use U.S. diplomatic power

    3. Address humanitarian concerns

    4. Restore our Constitution

    5. Restore our military

    6. Restore independence to the media

    7. Create a new, U.S.-centered energy policy

    Items 4, 6, and 7 are pleasant surprises. I am glad and relieved to see that some people are working on these strategic goals.

    I’ve been a little busy lately.  

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