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    No lying in the least is proposed here. Dems should be initiating a discussion of what would constitute success in Iraq. Right now there are no goals or benchmarks that the administration has offered that would let us know we've achieved success there. Nothing good can come of our involvement there without publicly stated goals to do with our presence there. The goals I've suggested here are examples only to kickstart discussion. Whatever goals the dems propose will define their values as a party. I stated nothing about "Democratic strategy promising to fix what Bush broke." That is definitely a trap dems should avoid.

    The point is to force the discussion to take place, and to get the administration to put some statement of benchmarks on record. When dems take power in 2008, if U.S. troops are still in Iraq, they can use the more complete information they'll then have to reevaluate how desirable and possible achieving those benchmarks still is, and alter course as needed.

    I guess this puts me in the camp of those who think we shouldn't have gotten into Iraq, but now that we're there we have to be very careful about how we get out to keep from creating an even more dangerous situation for the world.

    The spring is pure, but foul it once with mud and you nevermore will find it fit to drink. --Aeschylus

    by Alien Abductee on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 09:51:47 AM PST

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