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Support Said Growing for Iraq Exit Plan
AP ^ | 8/18/5 | STEVE HARTSOE

Posted on 08/18/2005 4:51:56 PM PDT by SmithL

Raleigh - Congressman Walter Jones said Thursday he has about 50 co-sponsors on a joint resolution that calls on President Bush to announce by year's end a plan for withdrawal from Iraq.

The resolution — introduced in June by Jones, another Republican and two Democrats — calls on the president to begin executing the withdrawal by Oct. 1, 2006. It does not set an end date.

"I think that people have finally understood what we're doing," Jones said after a meeting at the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, noting that people have mistakenly thought the resolution was binding.

The initial resolution sponsors are Ron Paul, R-Texas, who voted against the war, and two Democrats who have opposed it, Reps. Dennis Kucinich of Ohio and Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii. Jones said the new supporters include five Republicans.

It is the first such resolution put forth by lawmakers from both parties, although an overwhelming number of Democrats and six House Republicans voted in 2002 against sending troops to Iraq.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 109th; exitplan; iraq; walterjones
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Sure, let's announce a surrender date.
1 posted on 08/18/2005 4:51:57 PM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

I bet we could name the 50


2 posted on 08/18/2005 4:53:55 PM PDT by bnelson44 (Proud parent of a tanker!)
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To: SmithL
to begin executing the withdrawal by Oct. 1, 2006...

just in time for elections.

3 posted on 08/18/2005 4:57:40 PM PDT by Rokurota (.)
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To: SmithL

Great comfort to our enemies.


4 posted on 08/18/2005 4:58:33 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (America is becoming pussified.)
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To: SmithL
President Bush should call a national news conference tomorrow to announce his withdrawal plan.

At the elected time he will walk up to the podium, look straight into the camera and say.........

"My fellow Americans. Tonight I stand before you to announce my plans for withdrawal from Iraq. This is what I propose:

Number One. Will will withdraw our troops from Iraq when our job is done.

Number Two. Will will not stay one day longer or leave one day earlier.

Thank you and G*d Bless America!"
5 posted on 08/18/2005 4:58:33 PM PDT by baystaterebel (F/8 and be there!)
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To: SmithL
President Bush should call a national news conference tomorrow to announce his withdrawal plan.

At the elected time he will walk up to the podium, look straight into the camera and say.........

"My fellow Americans. Tonight I stand before you to announce my plans for withdrawal from Iraq. This is what I propose:

Number One. Will will withdraw our troops from Iraq when our job is done.

Number Two. Will will not stay one day longer or leave one day earlier.

Thank you and G*d Bless America!"
6 posted on 08/18/2005 4:58:34 PM PDT by baystaterebel (F/8 and be there!)
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To: SmithL
Sure, let's announce a surrender date.

I'm with you. These flippin politicians love to kill our troops by ramping up their last gasp of fighting. Kerry / Fonda 101 mentality. Pisses me off. Even some libs I know realize that we should stay until "the task is achieved."

And we pay these assbreath "legislators" $150+k a year?

Someone, please give me a barf bag.

8 posted on 08/18/2005 4:59:46 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: SmithL

Why wait ?
Why do the surrender monkeys give a date in the future, why not say immediately ??


9 posted on 08/18/2005 5:00:51 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: SmithL

Oh boy, Neil BLABERcrombie from Hawaii.......I'm really shaking in my boots that these "Leaders" will effect anything.


10 posted on 08/18/2005 5:04:35 PM PDT by caisson71
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To: baystaterebel

He's already said that. I don't know how those people are so stupid as to not realize that this IS the exit plan!


11 posted on 08/18/2005 5:06:07 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: bnelson44

Round up the usual traitors..er suspects.


12 posted on 08/18/2005 5:06:32 PM PDT by pipecorp (Let's have a CRUSADE! , the muslims have already started. 1500 replies and not a single post!)
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To: baystaterebel

President Bush has made his withdrawal strategy clear on many occasions. He or we can't help it if the anti-America Bush-haters can't understand plain english.

Ignore these silly, bloviating fools in Armani suits; '06 means every last one of the sorry lot is up for another term, and they are only going with popular myth that the war is losing support here at home.

The rhetoric will become even more inane than it already is as we approach election day, and the cowards that can't even trust the power of gerrymandering begin to sweat being beaten at the polls and losing the perks and status they so easily become accustomed to.

You see, a politician, by his or her own nature, shown by their behavior, and no matter how many times they have pulled the wool over the eyes of their constituents, is basically a cowardly, self-loathing, incompetent, and insecure piece of floating, reeking excrement with nothing to offer except whatever they think the peeps want to hear.


14 posted on 08/18/2005 5:10:16 PM PDT by thelastvirgil (AKA thelastabu)
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To: SmithL
Ron Paul is my congress critter. I hope a conservative Republican challenges this libertarian in the next primary. Time for Dr. Paul to go.
15 posted on 08/18/2005 5:11:20 PM PDT by Shawndell Green (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: SmithL

Elected cowards.


16 posted on 08/18/2005 5:12:03 PM PDT by verity (Big Dick Durbin is still a POS)
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To: SmithL
Support Said Growing for Iraq Exit Plan

Ha,nice try ap,support is solid for our troops and their mission!

This headline reflects the views of rinos and dems,nice try though.

17 posted on 08/18/2005 5:13:41 PM PDT by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: SmithL

The puke club. Shame Teddy hickup can't get em all assembled on some cruise ship then a Mark 84 Harpoon accidently goes astray during a training mission.


18 posted on 08/18/2005 5:14:12 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned)
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To: Lincarhamus
In one post, you have nailed all the DNC talking points. Watch other news channel than CNN....the Iraqi's ARE fighting for their own freedom. WMD's? You have not heard about the latest finds? Chemicals can be classified as WMDs. As for your theory about Afghanistan...Why did Clinton let OBL go there in the first place? And the USA can multi-task.

The only point I will agree with you on is our borders. We do need to fix the problem.

19 posted on 08/18/2005 5:14:12 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Has anyone seen my copy of "Able Danger for DUmmies"?)
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To: SmithL
What is these guys' major malfunction? They demand a quick exit from Iraq, but they pitch an unholy fit when Bush proposes exiting Germany!

Sheesh...I can picture how things would have gone if these idiots had been in charge during World War II.

D-Day Democrats

20 posted on 08/18/2005 5:15:11 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: Lincarhamus

That you, Moby?


21 posted on 08/18/2005 5:16:06 PM PDT by Prime Choice (E=mc^3. Don't drink and derive.)
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To: SmithL
If I were in this assclown's Congressional District, I would be advising him of his withdrawal date, from his job.
22 posted on 08/18/2005 5:16:36 PM PDT by Comus (Proud US taxpayer - supporting illegitimacy and sloth since 1968)
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To: SmithL

Don't people get it? Withdrawal from Iraq sends the same message as Isreal's withdrawal from Gaza. That message is: TERRORISM WORKS.


23 posted on 08/18/2005 5:17:44 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU HAVE NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT. Actually, you lack even a legitimate excuse.)
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To: Lincarhamus
" I am not the only one I know who has misgivings about this."

Yes, lots of liberals are in favor of pulling out of Iraq and letting the jihadists turn it into the center of terrorist training such that it would make pre-911 Afghanistan look like a pre-school.

Plus, what a wonderful boost it would give to militant Islam if they could boast that they ran the US out of Iraq. That would certainly send a wonderful message to both our allies and our enemies, would it not?

Now is not the time to pussy out. Now is the time to cowboy up.
24 posted on 08/18/2005 5:18:59 PM PDT by Shawndell Green (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: SmithL

Before they can 'stand up' they have to 'wake up'. Well giving these guys a deadline seems to wake them up. Election, Constitution, now a date to defend yourself.


25 posted on 08/18/2005 5:19:56 PM PDT by ex-snook (Protectionism is Patriotism in both war and trade.)
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To: Lincarhamus

Newbie, huh?


26 posted on 08/18/2005 5:20:46 PM PDT by Txsleuth
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To: Finalapproach29er

Actually, our enemies seem to be taking considerable comfort from the slow bleed status quo in Irag. This Wilsonian/utopian war was a terrible mistake. Create a "democratic united Iraq?" Huh? Three cheers for Walter Jones and Ron Paul!


27 posted on 08/18/2005 5:25:00 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Shawndell Green

Ron Paul is a giant in a sea of Wilsonian pigmies.


28 posted on 08/18/2005 5:25:55 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: SmithL
In 1942 U.S. military forces began military operations on Guadalcanal, in New Guinea, and in North Africa. Not to mention an aerial bombing attack on the sovereign nation of Japan and unrestricted submarine attacks against noncombatant vessels of that country. I wonder how many congressmen demanded that FDR come up with a fixed exit date for those operations.

I guess congresscritters in 2005 think the holy war declared and waged by radical islam against our country is a figment of our collective imagination and will go away if we just stop acting like it is real.

29 posted on 08/18/2005 5:26:50 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson (My brain maybe tiny but it is quite accurate.)
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"Create a "democratic united Iraq?" Huh? Three cheers for Walter Jones and Ron Paul!"

That's just the last of any number of reasons. There will be more. Count on it.

30 posted on 08/18/2005 5:28:06 PM PDT by ex-snook (Protectionism is Patriotism in both war and trade.)
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To: Lincarhamus
Meanwhile Bin Laden roams...we had him cornered in Afghanistan from reports I've heard, but Bush pulled the resources to invade Iraq.

The place where Bil Laden was supposedly cornered --did anyone actually see him there?-- was Tora Bora and I believe the Tora Bora fight was taking place in Dec of 2001. The Iraq war did not start until Mar of 2003. Just when did Presdient Bush pull the resources to invade Iraq?

31 posted on 08/18/2005 5:28:10 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: Captain Kirk
"Ron Paul is a giant in a sea of Wilsonian pigmies."

If I get the chance to vote for a conservative Republican, he will be an unemployed libertarian.
32 posted on 08/18/2005 5:32:16 PM PDT by Shawndell Green (Mecca delenda est!)
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To: Lincarhamus

You sound like a parasite looking for a host.


33 posted on 08/18/2005 5:46:41 PM PDT by Prince Caspian (Don't ask if it's risky... Ask if the reward is worth the risk)
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To: SmithL
I believe there is an exit plan. When the job is done and not a day later or sooner! These clowns are aiding and abetting the enemy!
34 posted on 08/18/2005 5:56:22 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Shawndell Green

Wanna bet? Ron Paul will be reelected overwhelmingly as he was last time and the time before. He is a man of principle (unlike the big government GOP majority) but he is also a superb campaigner. People respect a man who "doesn't go with the flow." Unlike his GOP colleagues, for example, Paul opposed *both* the Kosovo and Iraq wars.


35 posted on 08/18/2005 6:11:51 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Bushbacker1

What "job?" Killing every member of the enemy?


36 posted on 08/18/2005 6:13:40 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: SmithL

Stupid coward politicians. Announcing a surrender is a better name for it. What's wrong with these people?? This nation has gone soft. Proving every day that they have made this nation a paper tiger. These idiots are doing exactly what our enemies want us to do. When it gets a little tough tuck your tail and head for home. God help this country if they suceed with this insanity.


37 posted on 08/18/2005 6:13:50 PM PDT by Kath (Luvya Dubya)
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To: baystaterebel
Number One. Will will withdraw our troops from Iraq when our job is done. Number Two. Will will not stay one day longer or leave one day earlier. Thank you and G*d Bless America!"

He has said EXACTLY what you propose so many times I have lost count. To the MSM, RINOS and LEFTISTS everywhere that is NOT A PLAN......at least NOT one they want to hear.

39 posted on 08/18/2005 6:18:14 PM PDT by PISANO (We will not tire......We will not falter.......We will NOT FAIL!!! .........GW Bush [Oct 2001])
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To: Captain Kirk
What "job?" Killing every member of the enemy?

Yes! If that's what it takes!

41 posted on 08/18/2005 6:31:18 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Lincarhamus
From your tag line: Don't Know Much About History

This is obvious.

42 posted on 08/18/2005 6:32:54 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (This Mess is a Place!!!)
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"I think that people have finally understood what we're doing,

I think it's called folding like a cheap lawn chair.

43 posted on 08/18/2005 6:33:28 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghanistan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Lincarhamus
Guard and Reserve not meant for this type of warfare but for a Declared major war

War was declared on us! Should we wait for another attack to see if they really mean it?

44 posted on 08/18/2005 6:35:21 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead! Then, kill 'em again!)
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To: Lincarhamus
I've heard this from a credible source some time back.

Then share your source.

45 posted on 08/18/2005 6:37:09 PM PDT by niteowl77
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To: SmithL

So they line up RINO's and Dems to wave the white flag. Gee, what a shocker!

AP... ::shaking head::

Do you take us for fools? RINO's are unprincipled cowards and Dems have no soul. Talking about the political class here. Their position is NOT a marker of growing support no matter how hard you try. Voinovich breaking in tears and Hagel being featured on al Jazeera are, again, not signs of growing support except among the terrorists that may wish to contribute to their campaigns.

The President isn't folding and you can't break him. That was a main reason for re-election. The fact we knew he wouldn't cut and run no matter what mud you threw, yet you refuse to believe the last five years. The history of those years would tell you that he cannot be bullied into retreat and it would tell you Dems and RINO's are not representative of this country.

Go away. Go spend your time in other pursuits. Like answering questions as to why never good news is reported out of Iraq considering our troops there on the ground are disputing your 'reports'.


46 posted on 08/18/2005 6:48:00 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: Bushbacker1

Well....you better tell Rumsfeld because he has openly stated that the U.S. cannot kill every member of the enemy. Rumsfeld is too much of a realist to believe otherwise.


48 posted on 08/18/2005 7:00:22 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Captain Kirk

OK who left the screen door opened? Look what came in to buzz around the light.


49 posted on 08/18/2005 7:21:51 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude (new and improved redneck)
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To: SmithL

How about this for the plan back to Congress - we'll leave when we are done!


50 posted on 08/18/2005 7:24:31 PM PDT by NavyCaptain
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