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liberalpragmatist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 12:46 AM
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ABC: Dems' Iraq Plan Looks Similar to JOHN KERRY's
By Jake Tapper
ABC News

March 14, 2007 Allies of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., point out that the current Senate Democratic proposal for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq introduced by Senate Democratic leaders and currently being debated on the Senate floor strongly resembles plans Kerry introduced in both October 2005 and June 2006.

Moreover, Kerry's allies note with regret in their voices and bile in their mouths that for his efforts at the time Kerry was mocked and belittled by his fellow Democratic senators, at least one of whom joined Kerry at a press conference today to push the new proposal.

The current proposal, introduced by Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., would begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within four months of enactment, with a goal of all combat troops out of Iraq by approximately this time next year.

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Senate Democratic leaders were described as shoving Kerry's proposal "into the evening, too late for the nightly television news, to starve it of some attentioninterviews suggest a frustration with Mr. Kerry, never popular among the caucus, and still unpopular among many Democrats for failing to defeat a president they considered vulnerable. Privately, some of his Democratic peers complain that he is too focused on the next presidential campaign."

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Asked today about the lack of support and anonymous sniping he experienced back then from the same Democratic senators he stood with today, Kerry said "I'm not interested in going backwards."

He then resisted one more effort by this reporter to prod him into a more emotive response, smiled and walked off.

> http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=2950814&page=2
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 12:48 AM
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1. i'm sure they are the same ones who refused to support Lamont
and helped Lieberman beat the Democratic candidate.
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 12:49 AM
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2. What a sterling man; top that, anyone, I dare ya. I wish he was prez. nt
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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-16-07 01:00 AM
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3. You mean
the Democrats really DO have a plan??? :sarcasm: Nice of the MSM to tell us!
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