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Obama Takes a Kerry-esque Stance on Iraq

Barack Obama, who claims to be contemplating an ’08 presidential run called for a “gradual and substantial” reduction of U.S. troops from Iraq, on Monday, that would begin within four to six months. Speaking to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Obama envisioned a flexible timetable for withdrawal linked to conditions on the ground in […]

Diving into Democracy

Bill Clinton encourages Democrats to make it safe for “Diving Board” voters to test the waters with Democrats for the first time. How do we do that and stay true to our own values? The week before the election, I had the opportunity to hear Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, and Rahm Emanuel speak in San […]

Pentagon Review Sees 3 Options in Iraq

The WaPo reports that the Pentagon review sees 3 options in Iraq: The Pentagon’s closely guarded review of how to improve the situation in Iraq has outlined three basic options: Send in more troops, shrink the force but stay longer, or pull out, according to senior defense officials. Insiders have dubbed the options “Go Big,” […]

Rep. Rangel Seeks to Reinstate Draft

Here’s a way to get politicians to stop launching wars based on lies… Americans would have to sign up for a new military draft after turning 18 under a bill the incoming chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee says he will introduce next year. Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said Sunday he sees his […]