Welcome to Battling Terrorism! National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) check current status
Check the current threat level

     Menu
· Home
· Advertising
· Downloads
· Feedback
· Journal
· Private Messages
· Recommend Us
· Search
· Statistics
· Stories Archive
· Submit News
· Surveys
· Top 10
· Topics
· Web Links
· Your Account

     User Info
Welcome, Anonymous
Nickname
Password
(Register)
Membership:
Latest: aqawymago
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 44499

People Online:
Visitors: 40
Members: 0
Total: 40

     Check This Out

Bowen Research


     Books from Amazon

     Click for Info

Bowen Research


     Check this out

Save Darfur


     Click for Information

Save Darfur


     Thought for the Day

     Webstats Domain
battlingterrorism.com statistics

 Senate Democrats offer new Iraq plan

Latest News

WASHINGTON, June 19 (UPI) -- Two Senate Democrats said Monday they will offer legislation to begin the deliberate withdrawal of American troops from Iraq by the end of 2006.

Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Jack Reed, D-R.I., say their amendment to the FY-2007 defense authorization bill differs from other proposals because it provides a start date for withdrawal rather than an end date by which it would be complete.

"Three-and-a-half years into the conflict, we should tell the Iraqis that the American security blanket is not permanent. Beginning a phased redeployment this year will add incentives for the Iraqis to make the hard compromises necessary to bring their country together and secure it. They need to do that job themselves and our amendment is one way to prod them to make that commitment and stick to it," Levin said in a press release issued Monday.

Levin has been arguing for at least a year that the open-ended commitment to Iraq gives politicians there a disincentive to compromise. As long as U.S. troops are in the country to manage the violence, they can jockey for position, influence and political power with minimal risk.

"This amendment sends the Iraqi government a clear message: you need to get to work and achieve a meaningful political solution," Reed said Monday.

The Levin-Reed amendment calls on the Iraqi government to share power and economic resources among all Iraqi groups and to disarm the militias. It also calls for an international political conference on Iraq, the payment of pledged donations, and a commitmant to continued non-military support for reconstruction and governance.




 
     Related Links
· More about Latest News
· News by admin


Most read story about Latest News:
CSIS boss calls racial profiling 'fundamentally stupid'


     Article Rating
Average Score: 0
Votes: 0

Please take a second and vote for this article:

Excellent
Very Good
Good
Regular
Bad


     Options

 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


Associated Topics

Latest News

"Login Get OurNewsletter" | Login/Create an Account | 0 comments
The comments are owned by the poster. We aren't responsible for their content.

No Comments Allowed for Anonymous, please register





Copyright © 2005 - 2014 URLville Web Services and BattlingTerrorism.com. All rights reserved. All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2005 - 2014 by URLville Web Services and BattlingTerrorism.com
PHP-Nuke Copyright © 2005 by Francisco Burzi. This is free software, and you may redistribute it under the GPL. PHP-Nuke comes with absolutely no warranty, for details, see the license.
Page Generation: 0.04 Seconds