Stuck in Iraq?

Democratic candidates are pinned down on how quickly they would bring troops home from Iraq. The front-runners said it could take them years.

The latest Democratic presidential debate brought into sharp focus the candidates' disagreements on how quickly the U.S. can disentangle itself from Iraq.

Long-shot candidate Dennis Kucinich stood by his promise to bring all troops home within three months, and Bill Richardson said he could do it in a year - even at the cost of leaving some military equipment behind. But Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama said they might have to keep some combat ... Full Story »

Posted by Leo Romero
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Subjects: U.S., Politics
Topics: War in Iraq, Democrats, Democratic Nomination
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Posted by: Posted by Leo Romero - Sep 28, 2007 - 10:49 AM PDT
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Beth Wellington
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by Beth Wellington - Oct. 1, 2008

I continue to be impressed that while other sources cover the horserace, fact check provides a look at the facts behind the claims of candidates in both ads and public appearance.

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Jack Dinkmeyer
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by Jack Dinkmeyer - Oct. 1, 2008

A great blog that pulls no punches. “Quagmire” means an entrapping position. That’s where we are in Iraq. And no amount of overdone PR, lying, positive spinning, or other rhetorical techniques can abrogate that. Furthermore, no matter what we do, the end—whatever form it takes—is going to be bloody, violent, appalling, and will do great harm to America’s image. But no one—Republicans or Democrats—has the courage to do what eventually has to be done: bite the bullet and withdraw. The longer we wait, the worse it shall get.

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Chris Finnie
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by Chris Finnie - Oct. 1, 2008

I always enjoy these. It does my heart good to see politicians pinned down and held to the same standards we require of high-school students writing a term paper.

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Leo Romero
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by Leo Romero - Oct. 1, 2008
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