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Democrats split on time table for American withdrawal from Iraq.

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posted on Jun, 14 2005 @ 05:01 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Opposition Democrats were divided over setting a timetable for pulling US troops out of Iraq, as a prominent Democratic senator proposed legislation that would firm up the dates for a military withdrawal.

Senator Russ Feingold introduced a resolution calling on the George W. Bush administration to give the US Congress a timetable for reaching its military objectives in Iraq and withdrawing American troops.

"We owe our brave servicemen and women a concrete timetable for achieving clear goals, not vague, open-ended commitments," Feingold said.

"Having a timetable for the transfer of sovereignty and having a timetable for Iraqi elections have resulted in real political and strategic advantages. Having a timetable for the withdrawal of troops should be no different," Feingold said.

The Democratic senator, who traveled to Iraq earlier this year, said his resolution calls on the president to identify concrete goals the US military is being asked to accomplish in Iraq and a clear timeframe for achieving them.

The leader of Senate Democrats expressed reservations however, saying there is not a unified Democratic position on setting a timeframe for bringing the troops home.

tsk tsk i expect the Democrats to say we immediately want American troops home from this illegal, unwinnable war, instead they just like we dont know wat the heck we are doin.
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[edit on 14-6-2005 by DontTreadOnMe]

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