Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Here are some excerpts from Sen. Kerry's op-ed piece in the NYT today:
"Iraqi politicians should be told that they have until May 15 to put together an effective unity government or we will immediately withdraw our military... The civil war will only get worse, and we will have no choice anyway but to leave... If Iraq's leaders succeed in putting together a government, then we must agree on another deadline: a schedule for withdrawing American combat forces by year's end."
"To increase the pressure on Iraq's leaders, we must redeploy American forces to garrisoned status. Troops should be used for security backup, training and emergency response; we should leave routine patrols to Iraqi forces. Special operations against Al Qaeda and other foreign terrorists in Iraq should be initiated only on hard intelligence leads."
"We will defeat Al Qaeda faster when we stop serving as its best recruitment tool. Iraqis ultimately will not tolerate foreign jihadists on their soil, and the United States will be able to maintain an over-the-horizon troop presence with rapid response capacity."
Sounds like the Murtha plan. This man says this the same week that Zarqawi is "demoted after 'political mistakes.'"
It's interesting to note that he releases his op-ed the day after the weekly John Kerry blogburst, which normally comes out every Tuesday. --LOL!
John Kerry, release your full military records, and stop giving comfort to our enemies.
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