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Kerry to introduce Iraq withdrawal plan
UPI ^ | June 12, 2006

Posted on 06/12/2006 10:57:54 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative

Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., will this week introduce legislation to pull the majority of U.S. troops out of Iraq by the end of 2006, his office announced.

Kerry will offer an amendment to the 2007 defense authorization bill.

The recent trend in Iraq has been to increase rather than decrease American troops. Earlier this month the U.S. military announced that 3,500 troops -- two battalions of a brigade that was being held in Kuwait as a back up force -- had been deployed to Anbar province, the heart of the insurgency. Those battalions joined another that had already been called forward to Baghdad.

Kerry's amendment would hinge on establishing a schedule with the Iraqi government.

"This will legitimize the new Iraqi government, enable the Iraqis to become more self-reliant, and undermine support for the insurgency," the announcement from his office said.

Under Kerry's plan, not all U.S. troops would leave Iraq. Those "essential to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces would remain," the announcement said.

The United States would maintain presence in the region "to prosecute the war on terror and protect regional security interests."

Finally, his amendment will call on President George W. Bush to convene a summit including the new Iraqi government, leaders of the governments of each country bordering Iraq, representatives of the Arab League, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, representatives of the European Union, and leaders of the governments of each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council to reach reach an agreement on Iraq's fundamental political challenges -- whether and how the country will be federalized along geographic lines, how oil revenues are to be divided, what to do about sectarian militias, security guarantees, reconstruction, economic assistance and border security, Kerry's office said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2004election; 2008election; congress; cutandrunrats; donothingsenator; electionpresident; elitesocialist; goaway; jeanfrancois; kerry; loser; merde; pandering; senate; surrender; wafflehouse; whatshisname; whoskerry
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1 posted on 06/12/2006 10:58:00 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
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To: West Coast Conservative
"Look at ME, look at ME, look at MEEEEEEE!"

Did you know he served in Vietnam?

2 posted on 06/12/2006 11:00:01 AM PDT by 50sDad (ST3d: Real Star Trek 3d Chess: http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~abartmes/tactical.htm)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Perhaps Kerry should just convene a conference in Paris and negotiate the US surrender on his own.


3 posted on 06/12/2006 11:00:49 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

If only Kerry's dad had had a better withdrawal plan from Kerry's mom...


4 posted on 06/12/2006 11:00:49 AM PDT by JillValentine (Ted Kennedy kills innocent women. Marines don't.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Someone, please, tell this asshole that he lost the election in 2004.
5 posted on 06/12/2006 11:01:10 AM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: West Coast Conservative

7 posted on 06/12/2006 11:01:26 AM PDT by Minnesocold ("The public demand to protect our borders will triumph sooner or later." - Tony Blankley)
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To: West Coast Conservative
The French Poodle thinks he's smarter than every one else. What does he know that our military's leaders don't? But he wants to score political points with the moonbats in his 2008 presidential bid. The weaker, the better.

(Denny Crane: "Every one should carry a gun strapped to their waist. We need more - not less guns.")

8 posted on 06/12/2006 11:01:26 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: West Coast Conservative

"...Under Kerry's plan, not all U.S. troops would leave Iraq. Those "essential to completing the mission of standing up Iraqi security forces would remain," the announcement said."

Um. Wouldn't that be all of them, John?


9 posted on 06/12/2006 11:02:20 AM PDT by Birdstrike
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To: West Coast Conservative

His Dad's withdrawal plan failed. Why should we trust him?


10 posted on 06/12/2006 11:02:32 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: West Coast Conservative

Someone needs to clue Kerry in to these facts: (1) He lost the election, ergo (2) he is not Commander-in-Chief, and (3) Kerry is sworn to protect and defend the Constitution, which gives the Commander-in-Chief role solely to the President of the United States, not to the United States Senate.


11 posted on 06/12/2006 11:02:54 AM PDT by Wolfstar (So tired of the straight line, and everywhere you turn, There's vultures and thieves at your back...)
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To: West Coast Conservative

For a guy who only spent about four months in Vietnam he certainly has a lot to say about troop maneuvers, withdrawals etc. Jean-Francois please leave all of that to the generals merci!


12 posted on 06/12/2006 11:03:26 AM PDT by brooklyn dave (Zarqawi get 72 toothless, bowlegged, crosseyed, bald headed, flat butted, saggy breasted virgins)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Finally, his amendment will call on President George W. Bush to convene a summit including the new Iraqi government, leaders of the governments of each country bordering Iraq, representatives of the Arab League, the secretary general of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, representatives of the European Union, and leaders of the governments of each permanent member of the United Nations Security Council to reach reach an agreement on Iraq's fundamental political challenges --

Aren’t we glad that this moron was crushed in the elections and he is not President. Can you imagine the endless debate and zero actions the fools form the other nations (Iraq government excluded) that Kerry want us to consult with.

13 posted on 06/12/2006 11:03:39 AM PDT by jveritas (Support The Commander in Chief in Times of War)
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To: West Coast Conservative
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14 posted on 06/12/2006 11:03:41 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Call it "Operation Yellow Stripe."


15 posted on 06/12/2006 11:03:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: West Coast Conservative
This POS traitor offers military advice.....pukeVomit Into The Toilet
16 posted on 06/12/2006 11:03:47 AM PDT by mystery-ak (Army Wife and Army Mother.....toughest job in the military)
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To: West Coast Conservative

His proposal will also call for President Bush to publicly apologize for lying about the war and admit it was wrong, very wrong, to ever challenge the democrats on national security and make them look so utterly pathetic.


17 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:01 AM PDT by msjhall
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To: Wolfstar

Wheres is the STFU cartoon


18 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:06 AM PDT by italianquaker (Democrats and media can't win elections at least they can win their phony polls.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Is there a statute of limitations for treason? This s---bag should have been hung already 36 years ago.


19 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:10 AM PDT by pierrem15
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To: West Coast Conservative

Who???


20 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:16 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: West Coast Conservative

21 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:19 AM PDT by DocRock
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To: West Coast Conservative
to reach reach an agreement on Iraq's fundamental political challenges -- whether and how the country will be federalized along geographic lines, how oil revenues are to be divided, what to do about sectarian militias, security guarantees, reconstruction, economic assistance and border security, Kerry's office said.

Sounds like a puppet government beholden to international countries, doesn't it? Did we have our kids die there so the people can become slaves of another master?

22 posted on 06/12/2006 11:04:57 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: West Coast Conservative
This is just to out kook Russ Feingold.
23 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:04 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: West Coast Conservative

I mean really. Kerry is just a silly ass. It never ceases to amaze me that the whole country can't see it.


24 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:10 AM PDT by Maceman (This is America. Why must we press "1" for English?)
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To: JillValentine


HAHAHAHAHAHa...exactly what I was thinking.


25 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:31 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: JillValentine

And I thought my 10, was original.


26 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:52 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: West Coast Conservative

This is perfect. It is just the sort of move our enemies in Iraq want to see.

Mr. Kerry should be ashamed.

If we lose this fight, and we're winning it at this stage, a large part of the middle east will be transformed into a large black hole.

What a putz.


27 posted on 06/12/2006 11:05:54 AM PDT by RexBeach ("There is no substitute for victory." -Douglas MacArthur)
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To: goldstategop

Well he said he had a plan. Kinda figured all along it would involve pulling out short of victory.


28 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:15 AM PDT by Cat loving Texan
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To: West Coast Conservative

Kerry, who served in Vietnam by btw, doesn't know his ass from his face. Only thing he does is try to look statesman while lacking major cojones..


29 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:22 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: West Coast Conservative; Txsleuth

didn't he do this back in April also .. saying the end of May the President should start pulling troops out?


30 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:25 AM PDT by Mo1 (DEMOCRATS: A CULTURE OF TREASON)
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To: Wolfstar
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31 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:25 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy!)
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To: JillValentine; Chieftain; SandRat

ROFLMAO!!

The best, very best post I have ever heard on Kerry!!!!!


32 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:42 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Moderate Mooslims.....what's that?)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Friends don't let friends vote for surrender donkeys.


33 posted on 06/12/2006 11:06:57 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: West Coast Conservative
I don't suppose the word "impertinence" is in the libnut disctionary.

But, then again, neither is the word "asshat."

34 posted on 06/12/2006 11:07:15 AM PDT by Reactionary (The Barking of the Native Moonbat is the Sound of Moral Nitwittery)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Run Kerry you piece of crap.


35 posted on 06/12/2006 11:07:59 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: All

The Dims should form a band called:

'TURNCOAT KERRY and the CRAVEN PRE-EJACULATORS'


36 posted on 06/12/2006 11:07:59 AM PDT by EagleAndHawkMan
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To: Cinnamon
Kerry, who served in Vietnam by btw

This what I like about FR. Little known facts to supplement the articles.

37 posted on 06/12/2006 11:08:13 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: West Coast Conservative
Who's President again Mr. Heinz?


38 posted on 06/12/2006 11:08:38 AM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: West Coast Conservative; All

Psssssssssssssssstttt.... Mr Kerry, that is Bush's plan!


39 posted on 06/12/2006 11:09:00 AM PDT by avacado
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To: JillValentine
"If only Kerry's dad had had a better withdrawal plan from Kerry's mom..."

ROTFLMAO, my vote for quote of the day!
40 posted on 06/12/2006 11:09:19 AM PDT by GunnyHartman (The DNC, misunderestimating Dubya's strategery since 2000.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

The Congress got all upset last week when Jefferson's office was the subject of a warrant. They claimed it wasnt right becasue another branch of government was intefering in their branch, Yet Traitor John wants to tell the President what to do and how to do it. He should go tell his Grandmother how to suck eggs.

There arent enough nasty foul, abusive, crude,disrespectful words in the English language to describe how I feel about this piece of dog poo and his fellow massachusetts Senator ,Ted "Killer" Kennedy.


41 posted on 06/12/2006 11:10:41 AM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: West Coast Conservative

Someone please tell Kerry that he does Not command the U.S. Military and he never will so he should shut the hell up and let the more knowlegeable people in the administration run the show.

If the Dems had done the job when they were in power we would not be in Iraq or afghanistan Now.


42 posted on 06/12/2006 11:10:52 AM PDT by puppypusher
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub

P I N G


43 posted on 06/12/2006 11:11:26 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (If you got Sowell, you got Soul !)
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To: Raycpa

All this time I thought he was an admiral in the Cambodian Navy.


44 posted on 06/12/2006 11:12:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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No great wonder why his wife is a falling down drunk.


45 posted on 06/12/2006 11:13:03 AM PDT by EagleAndHawkMan (nO GREAT WONDER WHY HIS WIFE IS A FALLING DOWN LUSH)
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To: West Coast Conservative
Kerry to introduce Iraq withdrawal plan

This means he's running in 2008.

46 posted on 06/12/2006 11:13:09 AM PDT by freespirited
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To: West Coast Conservative
I'll pull the troops out: Kerry
May 20, 2004
(before he LOST the election)

United States Democrat John Kerry promised that, if elected president of the United States, he would pull virtually all American combat troops out of Iraq - away from the "death zone" - by the end of his first term.

So now he is about to announce a "plan"?

47 posted on 06/12/2006 11:14:46 AM PDT by DocRock
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To: Dilbert56
LOL. And, someone please tell Kerry


48 posted on 06/12/2006 11:17:15 AM PDT by beachn4fun (The FR Canteen ~ FReeping 24/7/365 to honor our military, allies, and their families.)
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To: West Coast Conservative

Kerry . . . . . . . . "plan" . . . . . . . .

If I recall correctly, Kerry had a bazillion "plans" to solve all of the earth's and humankind's ills. Trouble was, when pressed, the "plans" were all empty suits - nothing there.

I suspect that aside from "cut and run", Kerry's "plan" lacks any details - like all of his other "plans".


49 posted on 06/12/2006 11:17:41 AM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: West Coast Conservative

America's Quisling.


50 posted on 06/12/2006 11:17:50 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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