Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dodd Calls for End to Iraq War

Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Chris Dodd said Saturday we can't wait to end the war in Iraq:

"We really can't wait another 18 months," the U.S. senator from Connecticut said while campaigning. "We have to have the convictions to stand up to this president."

Dodd said the war has been waged "for all the wrong reasons" and that it is eroding both the nation's security and its moral leadership.
Dodd wasn't always for giving up on the war.

He voted to authorize the war.

During the "The Great Connecticut Senatorial Iraq Debate," Dodd, like Senator Lieberman was hopeful that the number of U.S. troops in Iraq could be decreased "significantly" by the end of 2006 and adamant that the military should determine when troops come home, not artificial deadlines.

Less than a year ago, Dodd voted against Kerry's amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2007, which called for "redeploying" troops out of Iraq by July 2007.

But that was all before he became a presidential candidate.

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