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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-12-06 11:45 PM
Response to Reply #125
127. He did not vote to stay in Iraq
What vote would that be? Kerry voted for the Democratic amendment (I think Levin was the sponsor) that said we need to change course. He was one of the few Democrats not to vote for the Republican version - I think Warner was the sponsor (along with Kennedy) because it had less substance than the vague Democratic one did - and he saw it as cover.)

Kerry's own exit plan was written as a bill and was introduced on the Senate floor (as was Feingold's to get a target date). As of now these are the only ones at this state.

Kerry did not lie -
What Kerry said in Sept, 2004 at NYU:
To get out-
- We need to quickly train Iraqis to take over security
- We need some progress of reconstruction using Iraqis
- We need to have the international organizations and those in the area help the Iraqis develop a political solution
- The Iraqis need elections

On MTP, he said the same thing - only the first election was held then
On the other points, he said that very few Iraqis were trained and that Jordan, Eqypt, Germany and France had all told him that they could train them in their country - but the US refused.

Kerry said the political work was progressing very slowly and that the reconstruction was not working.

He then re-iterated the same things as needing to be done.

As the on ground situation changed, Kerry has altered his plan
in July 2005
and in Oct 2005.

The consistent thing in all - is that they don't have permanent bases.
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