Sunday, March 16, 2008

Finally: A plan for Iraq

-- by Dave

Nearly every liberal -- and for that matter, nearly every person of conscience -- has been frustrated to the point of anger and rage over the inability of congressional Democrats to make any progress in ending the war in Iraq since their electoral victories of 2006. Most of us feel that Dems have allowed themselves to be outmaneuvered at every turn by Bush and the Republicans, largely because they've lacked the real vision needed for change and the backbone to make it happen.

That's about to change, because there is a group of Democratic congressional candidates whose politics are the reverse of the "Bush Dog" Dems who have stymied progress on ending the war. They're about to make a splash by proposing a concrete plan for ending the war, and then running on it.

One of the leaders of this group is our own Darcy Burner, who is announcing the plan today at the Take Back America convention in D.C. As her release explains:
The plan sets out, in some detail, the steps that Congress can take to convert our current military involvement in Iraq into a comprehensive political, diplomatic and economic effort to assist the Iraqi people through a difficult transition. It also details the many areas in which we need to take action to deal with the serious damage this misguided war has caused.

I'm at the TBA this week and will report more on the details of the plan tomorrow.

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