I got this in the email today:
The time for waiting in Iraq is over. The days of our open-ended commitment
must come to a close. And the need to bring this war to an end is here...
That is why today, I’m introducing the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007.
This plan would not only place a cap on the number of troops in Iraq and stop
the escalation, it would begin a phased redeployment of U.S. forces with the
goal of removing of all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by March 31st, 2008 –
consistent with the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group that the
The redeployment of troops to the United States , Afghanistan ,
and elsewhere in the region would begin no later than May 1st of this
year, toward the end of the timeframe I first proposed in a speech more
than two months ago. In a civil war where no military solution exists, this
redeployment remains our best leverage to pressure the Iraqi government to
achieve the political settlement between its warring factions that can slow the
bloodshed and promote stability.
The question is not if we end the occupation of Iraq but when. Now Obama has spelled out his position that's not some nonbinding bullshit and the other Democratic candidates will have to follow.