McGovern to Meet With Congress on War

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    Nov 09 11:31 PM US/Eastern

    By OSKAR GARCIA
    Associated Press Writer

    LINCOLN, Neb.

    George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.
    If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



    "I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they're going to follow the message that election sent, they're going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion," he said.

    McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee. :tinfoil:

    "The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there," McGovern said. "That's what's driving this insurgency."

    McGovern told the audience Thursday that the Iraq and Vietnam wars were equally "foolish enterprises" and that the current threat of terrorism developed because _ not before _ the United States went into Iraq.

    McGovern's plan _ as written in his new book, "Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now" _ also calls for the United States to remove hired mercenaries from the region, push for the removal of British troops and establish a temporary transitional force, similar to police, made up of Muslims from the region.

    "I've talked with a lot of senior officers _ generals and admirals _ in preparation for this book, that say this war can't be won, that the problems now are not military problems," McGovern told reporters. "There isn't going to be any decisive victory in Iraq."

    It is vital that Republican and Democratic legislators find common ground with one another and President Bush, McGovern said.

    "Never let the new class of Democrats forget that they're there in considerable part because of the war the American public has now turned against," McGovern said. "That's going to have to be something that they have to explore with Republicans and with the White House."

    McGovern, a former South Dakota congressman and senator, was a leading opponent of the war in Vietnam. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972, losing to Richard Nixon, and was ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome from 1998 to 2001.

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    Seriously, the left just gets dumber and dumber...
     
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    Not even three day's.....We can sure see what direction their going...
    This is gonna get Ugly....:spank3:
     
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    What about that little promise we made to the Iraqi people that we were going to stay until Iraq could handle security issues themselves ? Going back on our word may arouse a little more than resentment and the odds of being believed anytime we say something will drop to the point where we are again mistrusted. If we want allies ANYWHERE, we might wanna think about following through on what we say.
     
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    More good news for OBL
     

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