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Sen. Russ Feingold has a guest blog over at the Huffington Post, and writes about an exit strategy for Iraq:

"When I was in Baghdad in February, a senior coalition officer told me that he believes the U.S. could “take the wind out of the sails of the insurgents” by providing a clear, public plan and timeframe for the remaining U.S. mission. He thought this could rob them of their recruiting momentum. I also think it could rob them of some unity. All reports indicate that the forces fighting U.S. troops and attacking Iraqi police, soldiers, and civilians are a disparate bunch with different agendas, from embittered former regime elements to foreign fighters. The one thing that unites them is opposition to America’s presence in Iraq. Remove that factor, and we may see a more divided, less effective, more easily defeated insurgency."

I'm still not convinced this administration wants an exit strategy. When you consider they're closing bases in Saudi Arabia, and opening 14 new ones in Iraq, it becomes clear the Pentagon is simply reorganizing our presence in the Middle East.


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