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The minute we have worked out a plan for an orderly withdrawal in cooperation with other U.N. Security Council members and transfer of security and redevelopment authority to U.N.; pressure will be off all anti American forces now in Iraq, to drive U.S. out. It will save American and Iraqi lives.
This action would also take pressure off national credit card. In fact, available credit could be invested in Afghanistan to finish work U.S. Government started there. The U.N. could hardly come to U.S. with hat in hand for Iraq, since U.S. will always be most heavily invested Council member for foreseeable future.
President Bush will always be able to take credit for doing right thing, even more than today. He took charge when U.N. refused to do any more than pass new resolutions. When U.N. decided it was safer to act, he surrendered all authority and future obligation to them. New Age wisdom teaches us to pursue our dreams with no attachment to outcome. If President can learn this wisdom in less than a year, his re election should be a shoe in. If he cannot give up attachment to his Iraqi dream, he does not have a chance of reelection. America can sense truth of this right now. That sense will only become stronger over coming year.
Here is best growth opportunity in U.N. history. Let world see how United Nations restores sovereignty to Iraqi people. Let world see how it is done.
The President is a gambler. He is not very good at it. You bet and win. You bet again and see you are losing. You leave table and cut your losses. Play again when your luck holds. The President has no intention to cut losses. He wants to play until he has lost bankroll. He needs Congress to pull him away from table. Congress wants to let him play on.
If President would act on good advice of a political opponent, before Congress forced him to act, he would be a very popular man with American people. He would have to renegotiate promises made to friends but that is as much modern politics as cheating people and paying lip service.
Personally, I do not believe President Bush will give up attachment to his Iraqi dream, no matter what cost to himself and country. Nor do I see an incompetent Congress imposing will of people on him. But we need Dennis to submit bill post haste, so we can identify incompetent members of Congress, who apparently have no ideas of their own, and only get in way.
Until such time as there is a better plan than candidate Kucinich has proposed, we ought to let him know we want a bill in Congress now. If he follows through and is opposed by Congress or White House, he should be our next President. He is clearly not attached to outcomes.
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