Breaking: Feingold to call for Iraq withdrawal timetable in Senate
Sen Russ Feingold (D-WI) has announced that he'll introduce legislation to establish a timetable for troop "redeployment," essentially an end-run around the baggage associated with "withdrawal" and a redirection from a moral and strategic regional issue to a more global, national security one:
"The American people sent a strong message in November to fix the administration's failed Iraq policy, the same message I have heard from Wisconsinites at my listening sessions," Feingold said. "So far, the administration has ignored that message and is considering sending more troops to Iraq - something that would run counter to our national security and the wishes of the American people. Congress can't afford to make the same mistake. We must redeploy our troops from Iraq so that we can focus on serious threats to our security - in Somalia, Afghanistan and elsewhere - that have only grown while this Administration has been distracted in Iraq."Or, put more simply: "The way to win a war against global terrorist networks is not by keeping over 140,000 brave American troops in Iraq indefinitely..."