Monday, November 13, 2006

Democrats to 'Cut and Run' from Iraq

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Determined to turn Iraq into another Vietnam, so as to provide political fodder for the 2008 Presidential election, Democrats are now posturing to sacrifice the Iraqi people to their enemies, and insure that our troops died in vain....

Democrats Push for Troop Cuts Within Months

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 — Democratic leaders in the Senate vowed on Sunday to use their new Congressional majority to press for troop reductions in Iraq within a matter of months, stepping up pressure on the administration just as President Bush is to be interviewed by a bipartisan panel examining future strategy for the war.

The Democrats — the incoming majority leader, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada; the incoming Armed Services Committee chairman, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan; and the incoming Foreign Relations Committee chairman, Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware — said a phased redeployment of troops would be their top priority when the new Congress convenes in January, even before an investigation of the conduct of the war.

“We need to begin a phased redeployment of forces from Iraq in four to six months,” Mr. Levin said in an appearance on the ABC News program “This Week.” In a telephone interview later, Mr. Levin added, “The point of this is to signal to the Iraqis that the open-ended commitment is over and that they are going to have to solve their own problems.”

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THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: Before you declare this a victory for Catholic principles on just war, you may want to look at this story I posted almost a year ago. It would seem the Vatican would rather we stay and finish the job in Iraq, than cut and run...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Vatican’s shift on Iraq

Terrorism evident in recent papal statements

WASHINGTON (Our Sunday Visitor) -- Recent statements by Pope Benedict XVI reflect a notable shift in emphasis in the Vatican's approach to Iraq and the war on terror. Instead of assailing U.S. policy in Iraq, as he and the Holy See did three years ago, Pope Benedict now is stressing the evil of terrorism and the need to deal with it...

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