Sen. Obama: Iraq withdrawal should begin in 2007
POSTED: 2208 GMT (0608 HKT), November 20, 2006
CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- Sen. Barack Obama called Monday for U.S. troops to start leaving Iraq in 2007, arguing that the threat of an American pullout is the best leverage Washington has left in the conflict.
"The time for waiting in Iraq is over. It is time to change our policy," said Obama, a freshman Democrat from Illinois touted as a possible national candidate in 2008.
"It is time to give Iraqis their country back, and it is time to refocus America's efforts on the wider struggle yet to be won."
Sen. McCain: Send more troops to Iraq
POSTED: 0142 GMT (0942 HKT), November 19, 2006WASHINGTON (AP) -- Without additional troops to ensure victory in Iraq, the U.S. could be more vulnerable to terrorist attacks at home, Republican Sen. John McCain said Sunday.
McCain, a front-running GOP presidential hopeful for 2008, said the U.S. must send an overwhelming number of troops to stabilize Iraq or face more attacks -- in the region and possibly on American soil.
"I believe the consequences of failure are catastrophic," said McCain, R-Arizona. "It will spread to the region. You will see Iran more emboldened. Eventually, you could see Iran pose a greater threat to the state of Israel."
Looks like the repugs still just don't get it . . . . .