Contributed by Working Assets
Not only have all of the Bush administration’s reasons for invading Iraq proved to be false, the administration has also failed to tell the American people about the real purpose and projected duration of U.S. military involvement in Iraq. This means that our armed forces do not have clearly stated goals, or any realistic timetable for achieving them.
Our troops need more than empty phrases about the “last throes of the insurgency” and open-ended commitments to unclear purposes. We must specify our military goals, clarify how we will achieve them, and, most importantly, develop a clear exit strategy to end the occupation.
Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin has introduced a resolution (Senate Resolution 171) designed to accomplish just that. The resolution calls on the Bush administration to identify our military goals in Iraq and set a timeframe both for achieving those goals and for the subsequent withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. This resolution deserves our support.
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