Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Candidate Review - The Iraq War - John Edwards

John Edwards isn't going to go out as far on the limb as Kucinich or Richardson, but he's pretty emphatic in his statement on the war as well.
We don't need debate; we don't need non-binding resolutions; we need to end this war. In order to get the Iraqi people to take responsibility for their country, we must show them that we are serious about leaving, and the best way to do that is to actually start leaving.
He wants to pull 40,000 to 50,000 troops immediately and the rest within 9-10 months, save for a small guard for our embassy. Seems like that could cause trouble.
Edwards also favors returning to a previous policy of making sure troops were ready to go to war before sending them to war.
We should prohibit funding for any new troops that do not meet real readiness standards and that have not been properly trained and equipped. American tax dollars should be used to train and equip our troops, not to escalate the war.
Now, I'm no military genius or anything, but doesn't that make sense?

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