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    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Tuesday, November 04, 2003
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Convergence In Public Opinion

Iraqi Centre for Research and Strategic Studies has produced a new poll which indicates that 67% of Iraqis view the US as occupiers, and only 30% strongly support our presence in their country. The most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll tells us that 51% of Americans disapprove of the situation in Iraq, and 62% think the number of US casualties is unnacceptable.

Is Iraqi and American opinion converging to the point that people will listen to Dennis Kucinich's wise counsel?

It is imperative that the U.S.A. get out of Iraq. It was wrong to go in. It is wrong to stay in. We must go to the United Nations with a new resolution which represents a shift in U.S. policy...Currently the UN is stepping back from Iraq. We must re-engage the UN....

My exit strategy...would enable the UN to gain support from member nations who would then commit troops to enable the rotation of UN troops into Iraq and the rotation of U.S. troops out of Iraq. My plan, if immediately brought to the UN would enable our troops to be home by the beginning of the New Year. Unless this country makes a shift in policy, we will end up with more deaths of U.S. servicemen and servicewomen, more chaos in Iraq and more separation from the world community. The time to take a new direction is now.

I disagree with him about the UN: I don't think they'll be able to do a lick of good at this point (see Let's Run below for more), but we should take heed of his advice and leave now. No good can come by our staying.


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