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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Exit Strategy

There are many plans--some slow, some quick. Whatever the plan, get it in place and get out. The sooner the better. As Ghandi told Bristish diplomats when they said that the Indians would destory themselves if the British left: [Paraphrasing] "Then it will be our war, our race problem."

It's time for the US to recognize that these people have to build their own lives. If there's one thing that the west has never done in the region, it is to allow these people to determine their own destiny. Now it is time for the US to live up to its rhetoric--let them decide for themselves.

If they kill each other, then they will be responsible for it--not us. Let them practice their own "creative destruction," not that of US puppet masters, who direct and channel the destruction to their own interests.
Hawkish Democrat turns against the war, expected to make policy shift

Just as liberals in the Democratic Caucus are intensifying their campaign to sharpen the party’s message on ending the Iraq war, a leading Congressional defense hawk and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) closest confidant on military affairs planned today to announce a major shift in policy on the war, ROLL CALL reports Thursday. Excerpts.

Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on Defense and one of Pelosi’s top advisers, is widely expected this morning to tell his colleagues in a special Caucus meeting that he has a new perspective on the Iraqi conflict and that the United States must now put an exit strategy in place. ...

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