Kucinich On Iraq Withdrawal: Obama Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough
Congressman Dennis Kucinich of Ohio, who was a contender for the Democratic nomination for president last year, says Obama is going “in the right direction in Iraq, but I do not think that his plan goes far enough. You cannot leave combat troops in a foreign country to conduct combat operations and call it the end of the war. You can’t be in and out at the same time.”
“America must determine at some point to end the occupation, close the bases and bring the troops home. We must bring a conclusion to this sorry chapter in American history where war was waged under false pretense against an innocent people. Taking troops out of Iraq should not mean more troops available for deployment in other operations.
“In February of 2007 I presented H.R. 1234, legislation that would end the war in Iraq, and the process I outlined is still necessary. We should immediately bring home American service members and contractors, convene a regional conference to prepare an international peace-keeping force and accelerate Iraq-driven reconstruction.”
Kucinich was one of the leading voices against the joint war resolution in 2002. His proposed bill, H.R. 1234, is here.Click here for reuse options!
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