After Meeting Assad in Syria, Sen. Dodd Calls For Iraq Withdrawal
It must have been a helluva conversation with Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in Damascus…
…Both Kerry and Dodd are hoping for a cut-n-run Christmas today!
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (L) meets U.S. Senators Christopher Dodd (C)and John Kerry (R) in Damascus December 20, 2006. (REUTERS/SANA)
WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Dodd, a Democrat who is considering a run for the White House, argued in a column in an Iowa newspaper Sunday for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
Iowa is home to the first contest for the Democratic nomination for president.
In an op-ed in The Des Moines Register, the Connecticut lawmaker wrote: “The time has come for the United States to begin the process of getting our troops out of Iraq.”
Dodd, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, argued in the column that the U.S. strategy in Iraq “…makes no sense. It never really did. It is as bad in person as it appears on television.”
Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Dodd said that he is “trying to raise the necessary resources” for a possible run for the White House and whether he will formally declare is “something I’ll evaluate over the next couple of weeks.”
Notice from his editorial he says he talked with one soldier who told him “It’s nuts over here.”
That was enough for Dodd!
Dodd is betting that his cut and run policy will garner him the votes to place him in the White House in 2008! It is sure to be a big winner in the nutroots community anyway!
By the Way… Senator Dodd (D-CT) voted in favor of the Iraq War Resolution.
Bill Roggio has a more factual read on the Iraq situation.