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Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer on War & Peace

Democratic Senate challenger


Bush had no exit strategy because never plans to leave Iraq

I was a strong critic of the war prior to the US invasion of Iraq. I said then that we were being lied to; that the administration was cultivating a politics of fear to justify a previously planned war; that the real objectives of the war were to control Iraq's oil and assure military domination of the Middle East; and that the war would be a disaster for Iraq and for the United States.

I call for the United States to announce immediately its intention to end the occupation of Iraq, with the goal of withdrawing all US troops (and all private contractors) in a period of approximately six months.

The Bush administration never had an exit strategy for Iraq because it does not plan on leaving. The Bush administration invaded and occupies Iraq in pursuit of two principle goals: to establish permanent military bases and to control Iraq's vast oil supplies. Responsibly ending the occupation depends on rejecting these goals.

Source: Campaign website, www.jackforsenate.org, "Issues" May 2, 2008

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