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McGovern – How To Lose Iraq Like Vietnam

From the nostalgic hippies at the DNC’s Associated Press:

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McGovern to Meet With Congress on War

Friday, November 10, 2006

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.

"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…

It didn’t take long, did it?

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.

Is Mr. McGovern senile? Or did he sleep through 9/11 and the scores of other terrorist attacks upon the US before March 2003?

"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."

Mr. McGovern is used to having the slaughter of millions of people abandoned by the US on his conscience. Another several million dead won’t faze him in the least.

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.

It looks like Mr. McGovern slept through the last three years as well, since that is precisely what we have been doing.

By the way, this Solon couldn’t even run a bed and breakfast without going bankrupt. Is it any wonder?

But surely Representative Barbara Lee and the rest of the newly empowered Democrats will take heed of the great man’s insights.

He is preaching to the choir now.

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