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Jan. 30th, 2004

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the_sween agreed so fervently with this that I repost it here for those wondering about Kucinich's "immediate withdrawal from Iraq" position.

Here is Kucinich's 10 Point Plan to Bring Our Troops Home from Iraq. You will note that he has explicitly laid out exactly what I said it was "obvious" that he meant. Immediate withdrawal means "immediate negotiations with the UN to effect an immediate transfer of control to the UN with US funding commitments".

It isn't that there shouldn't be troops there. There should be UN troops there. They should be funded with US dollars because i t is our responsibility to rebuild and keep the country secure but we should outsource the rebuilding to the international community rather than to our own military industrial complex. From all indications, the world will be happy to step up to the plate to help out. Peace keeping forces are supposed to be neutral. An aggressive invasion force operating outside the rule of international law is not neutral.


Date:January 30th, 2004 06:09 pm (UTC)
That is an awesome argument... I don't really follow politics, but I think that sounds like a good plan. I took that president survey a couple weeks ago and had almost the same results. Kucinich was a 100% match.
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Date:January 30th, 2004 06:36 pm (UTC)
There were some good texts on "peace-keeping" VS "peace-making" a few years back ... UN Blue Beret stuff has been a major interest of mine for ummmmm a long time.
But with the Corporate Compact, I'm not sure the UN can be trusted to deliver the goods ... I guess we just have to work in that direction, if only to shed light on the rabid-right's hegemonic intentions.
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Date:January 30th, 2004 10:32 pm (UTC)

And that's why I'm 100% with Kucinich.
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