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Re: [Marxism] Precipitous withdrawal?

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Subject: Re: [Marxism] Precipitous withdrawal?
From: Bonnie Weinstein <giobon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 10:46:29 -0700
Delivery-date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 11:46:03 -0600
In-reply-to: <E1E7aOw-0004rh-T3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sorry, Walter, you are wrong. Those "Dovish" democrats certainly do support
occupation of Iraq. Read the Woolsey resolution. Pay attention to the
signers and especially to number 3 at the end. They may support bringing US
troops home but they are not against a US-controlled occupation under the
UN/Arab League banner. That is not antiwar--sounds pretty much what Bush is
trying to do without any success.

Comradely,

Bonnie

(3) convene an emergency meeting of Iraq's leadership, Iraq's
neighbors, the United Nations,  and the Arab League to create
an international peacekeeping force in Iraq and to replace
United States Armed Forces in Iraq with Iraqi police and
Iraqi National Guard forces to ensure Iraq's security; and

Rep. Woolsey Introduces Congressional Resolution;
Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Iraq

Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Calls for U.S. Soldiers
to Come Home.

H.Con.Res. 35 introduced to Congress January 26, 2005.
Thank you Lynn Woolsey, bring our troops home.



January 26, 2005



Ms. WOOLSEY (for herself, Ms. LEE, Mr. OWENS, Mr. STARK,

Mr. HINCHEY, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mr. PASTOR, Mr. FARR,

Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. BECERRA,

Mr. KUCINICH, Ms. KILPATRICK of Michigan, Mr. MCDERMOTT,

Ms. MCKINNEY, Mr. EVANS, Mr. SERRANO, Ms. WATERS, Mr. CONYERS,

Mr. RANGEL, Ms. WATSON, Ms. JACKSON-LEE of Texas,

Mr. DAVIS of Illinois, and Ms. MOORE of Wisconsin) submitted

the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to

the Committee on International Relations



CONCURRENT RESOLUTION



Expressing the sense of Congress that the President should develop
and implement a plan to begin the immediate withdrawal of United

States Armed Forces from Iraq.



Whereas the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq

Resolution of 2002 (Public Law 107-243) was passed by Congress

on October 11, 2002, and signed into law by the President

on October 16, 2002;



Whereas Public Law 107-243 specifically cited Iraq's possession

of weapons of mass destruction and its harboring of members of

the al Qaeda terrorist organization as the foundation for the

use of United States military force against Iraq;



Whereas the Iraq Survey Group, led by American weapons

inspector David Kay, was enlisted by the President to

search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq;



Whereas on October 2, 2003, David Kay wrote, in a statement

prepared for the House Permanent Select Committee on

Intelligence, the House Committee on Appropriations

(Subcommittee on Defense), and the Senate Select Committee

on Intelligence that the Iraq Survey Group found no evidence

that Iraq had stockpiled unconventional weapons before the

United States-led invasion of Iraq in March 2003;



Whereas on October 6, 2004, Charles Duelfer, whom the

President chose to complete the work of the Iraq Survey Group,

stated that the 1991 Persian Gulf War and subsequent United

Nations inspections destroyed Iraq's illicit weapons capability

and that the Iraq Survey Group found no evidence of concerted

efforts by Iraq to restart an illicit weapons program;



Whereas on January 12, 2005, the President officially declared

an end to the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq;



Whereas more than 1,350 members of the United States Armed

Forces have been killed as part of the ongoing combat

operations in Iraq;



Whereas the Department of Defense has estimated that at

least 10,300 members of the Armed Forces have been wounded

as part of the ongoing combat operations in Iraq;



Whereas various estimates place the number of unarmed, innocent

Iraqi civilians killed as part of the ongoing combat operations in

Iraq between 15,000 to 17,000 individuals, and possibly much

higher;



Whereas more than $230,000,000,000 has been appropriated

by Congress to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, nearly

$160,000,000,000 of which has been allocated for military

operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq;



Whereas in 2005 the President is expected to request Congress

to appropriate as much as $80,000,000,000 in additional funds

for military operations and reconstruction efforts in Iraq and

elsewhere;



Whereas the President's former Chief Economic Adviser,

Lawrence Lindsey, was publicly criticized by high-ranking

members of the Administration for suggesting that the war

in Iraq might cost as much as $100,000,000,000 to
$200,000,000,000;



Whereas the legitimacy of the January 30, 2005, elections

in Iraq has been severely undermined by daily attacks by

Iraqi insurgents, by the decision to hold such an election

before the country is safe enough to ensure widespread

participation, and by the fact that an occupying military

force is present within the country;



Whereas dozens of Iraqi election workers have been killed,

and hundreds more have quit their posts out of fear

of being killed;



Whereas Iraqi insurgent forces remain capable of killing

United States troops and Iraqi police and soldiers

throughout Iraq almost daily;



Whereas the very presence of 150,000 Americans in Iraq

has become a rallying point for dissatisfied people in the

Arab world, and has both intensified the rage of the extremist

Muslim terrorists and also ignited civil hostilities in Iraq that

have made United States troops and Iraqi civilians

substantially less safe;



Whereas the removal of the United States military from

Iraq will help diminish one of the major causes of Iraq's

insurgency;



Whereas the best way to truly support members of the

United States Armed Forces stationed in Iraq is to remove

them from harm's way; and



Whereas the time has come to begin a withdrawal of United

States Armed Forces from Iraq before the United States becomes

further embroiled in an unnecessary and dangerous international

conflict: Now, therefore be it



Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring),

That it is the sense of Congress that the President should--



(1) develop and implement a plan to begin the immediate

withdrawal of United States Armed Forces from Iraq;



(2) develop and implement a plan for reconstructing Iraq's

civil and economic infrastructure;



(3) convene an emergency meeting of Iraq's leadership, Iraq's

neighbors, the United Nations,  and the Arab League to create

an international peacekeeping force in Iraq and to replace

United States Armed Forces in Iraq with Iraqi police and

Iraqi National Guard forces to ensure Iraq's security; and



(4) take all steps necessary to provide the Iraqi people

with the opportunity to completely control their internal affairs.



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