United States presidential election, 2008: Senate Forum on Iraq Debate


Several presidential candidates, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain, spoke on the Senate floor during the overnight debate on Iraq last night.

Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed legislation to begin withdrawing troops within 120 days. John McCain said any call for withdrawal should be put on hold until General David Petraeus‘ September progress report.

Senator Christopher Dodd proposed redeploying 50,000 U.S. troops by the end of 2007 and another 40,000 in spring, leaving a force of 70,000.

Senator Joseph Biden again expressed outrage at the military’s failure to obtain Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles (MRAPs) for soldiers in Iraq. Joseph Biden said he would introduce an amendment to the defense authorization bill on the issue this week.

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One Response to United States presidential election, 2008: Senate Forum on Iraq Debate

  1. The war must be ended immediately. There’s nothing, absolutely nothing, to be gained by staying there for even one more day. We must support the candidates who speak the truth on foreign policy: Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, and Ron Paul.

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