Posted by Thomas Nephew on March 19th, 2008
Donna Edwards and other congressional candidates explain why they’ve endorsed “A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq” in the video below:
Yes, I know he’s not Donna Edwards; I mainly want the leftyblogs Maryland link. Ms. Edwards has made the plan a prominent feature of her campaign web site. From the press release:
The United States has been in Iraq for 5 years now; 3,988 honorable servicemen and women are dead; over 29,000 are injured; as many as 1 million Iraqis are dead; and there is still no legitimate end in sight,” said Donna Edwards, Democratic nominee for Maryland’s 4th Congressional District. “This Administration and its Congressional allies continue to enable the war and defy the will of the American people who demand that a new path be forged. I join military and political leaders in calling for all possible military, diplomatic, and economic strategies to bring an end to the war while protecting American interests. When we enter Congress we will be clear about the expectations of the American people to embark immediately on a responsible plan to end this debacle in Iraq.
I actually happened to speak with plan co-author Lawrence Korb on the Metro yesterday. No, he doesn’t know me — I just happened to recognize him, and thanked him for his work. He said the Obama and Clinton campaigns hadn’t responded to the plan yet, which calls for no residual forces in Iraq whatsoever (beyond the minimum needed to guard the embassy). I assume that will change — but not unless we make them.