Los Angeles: Feingold Talks About his Proposal for Leaving Iraq

Joseph at Martini Republic reports that Russ Feingold held “a very intimate press conference in Los Angeles today.” (hmmm… guess I missed it–glad you were there Joseph!)

Senator Russ Feingold stated that his plan for leaving Iraq is not specifically a plan; it’s more of a boilerplate for discussion. His date is not a firm date; it’s a suggestion, a target. With his proposal for bringing our troops home, launched just a week ago, he wishes to let the Democratic Party know that “It’s OK to talk about the war.”

“Frankly, I didn’t want to pick a date,” Sen. Feingold told media gathered at the Biltmore before a Town Hall LA luncheon. He says the date of December 31 was suggested by Australian commander Peter Cosgrove.

This sounds a bit like what Thomas Oliphant reported in his recent Boston Globe column about Feingold’s plan, see my quip from Oliphants column here.

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3 Responses to Los Angeles: Feingold Talks About his Proposal for Leaving Iraq

  1. Indie Liberal says:

    Does anyone think a compare and contrast of plans to withdraw from Iraq would be interesting? :)

  2. Indie

    Seems to me everyone is getting to that point of being on the same page.

    By all means if you have some ideas about doing this… have at it! You knwo we’ll all be interested.

  3. Marjorie G says:

    So what to his being the first to announce a withdrawl? Anti-war people won’t remember the back track, just the idea of first.

    Think it comes down to a reality of what do you do, once past the anti-war passion, which is extremeful helpful here. But other than no permanent bases, and to indicate better intentions, train the troops which JK and others have urged, what?