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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 10:55 AM
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What should be the Democratic Party position on Iraq?
Should we officially announce that Iraq was a bad idea from the beginning, based on lies and false assumptions, and we should get out as soon as possible? We should state that we do not agree with the Republican policy on Iraq. We believe we need to take a different strategy in the Middle East and work to make more allies in the Middle East - not more enemies. We believe the Bush preemptive strike policy was wrong and is wrong and we will work to undo it.

Or should we continue the policy - only with changes in degrees? We will keep our troops in Iraq but will pull them back to "safer" areas. We will continue to try and make Iraq a "democracy" in our own image. We believe Iraq is better off and the world is better off without Saddam Hussein. We will continue the Bush "policy" but we will change the way the leadership handles the war. Is that the position the Democratic Party should take? Which would be preferable? Or is there another way?
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ugarte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:03 AM
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1. Kerry should announce a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops
and invite the U.N. to take their place. My hunch is that, faced with an ultimatum date firm of U.S. withdrawal, the rest of the world, including Arab countries will step up.

Bottom line, as long as it's our show, it's hopeless. Get out.
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keithyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:06 AM
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2. Get the hell out! Cut and run...whatever you want to call it.
It didn't really hurt us after we 'cut and run' out of Viet Nam. They are now an ally and economic partner.

Just bring our children home and keep them from dying for the corporate pigs in this country!! That picture of Rummy shaking hands with Saddam should be shown on every network along with the Reagan EOs on delivering Saddam WMDs and our support of the atocities aganist the Iranians.
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goodhue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:07 AM
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3. denounce bad policy
rather than continue to window dress a sad display of jingoistic stay-the-course hooey.
the world becomes increasingly less safe every day the occupation continues.
but first must overcome mass denial even on the democratic side.
the photos are an opening for needed discussion.
where is the leadership?
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:08 AM
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Iraqinamization
haha.
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:13 AM
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5. Which position are we to assume you would take in Iraq?
Hard to discern with such a short reply.... What do you mean by Iraqinamization?
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WMliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:08 AM
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4. Iraqinamization
haha.
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billybob537 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:35 AM
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6. Don't expect much
till Shrub* is voted out! No country in their right mind would get involved with this Admin. :evilfrown:
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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:38 AM
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7. bring troops, private contractors home now - all of them


give money, even if it breaks us, to the world's aid groups that can help HEAL the Iraqi people. and money to ART groups to bring therapy and JOY to the people of the land we have invaded.
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MsMagnificent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 11:47 AM
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8. Use our brains, not our mouth
Use DIPLOMACY for a big change

& keep quiet about judging how bad the whole idea was until AFTER the job is finished

Then start ripping new ones
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:48 PM
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9. Leave the areas most dangerously defended by native Iraqis
and let Baathist party Generals take charge of them.

Oh, wait . . .
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