Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Now, There's a Plan

"What kind of citizenry consistently sneers at a candidate like Kucinich who openly declares for world peace to the most militarized nation on earth? (Hell, it's no crime to be three feet tall.)" -- Joe Bageant.

Kucinich's Iraq Plan:

  1. The U.S. announces it will end the occupation, close the military bases, and withdraw.
  2. The U.S. announces that it will use existing funds to bring the troops home and the necessary equipment home.
  3. We will order a simultaneous return of all U.S. contractors to the United States and turn over the contracting work to the Iraqi government.
  4. We'll convene a regional conference for the purpose of developing a security and stabilization force for Iraq.
  5. Prepare an international security peacekeeping force to move in, replacing U.S. troops, who then return home.
  6. Develop and fund a process of national reconciliation.
  7. We have to once again restart the programs for reconstructions and jobs for the Iraqi people.
  8. Reparations for the damage that's been done to the lives of Iraqis.
  9. Assuring the political sovereignty of Iraq and making sure that their oil isn't stolen.
  10. Repairing the Iraqi economy.
  11. Economic sovereignty for Iraq. And,
  12. An international truth and reconciliation process, which establishes a policy of truth and reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq.

5 comments:

Not Your Mama said...

I don't sneer at him. I like his stance on Iraq very much, my hestitation is on two points.

Your quote is too true. Yes, we are that retarded so electability is a concren.

More importantly: Iraq is the most important issue but it still isn't the only issue. Nary a word on his position on other issues. I can't vote on one single issue alone. Hopefully he will remedy this in the near future.

A Big Fat Slob said...

I didn't mean to imply that these were all of his issues -- I meant to just highlight his approach to Iraq.

But, in fact, his website is chockfull of discussions on the issues.

Blue Wren said...

The only things I can wrong with Kucinich's plan is that 1)it's far too sane and peaceable, and 2) no one listens to Kucinich, which says a lot about America today.

Other than that, I'd say go for it.

Wil Robinson said...

I think he'd have a hard time getting an international peacekeeping force to go in...especially given the propensity to keep peacekeeping forces from actually fighting. It could be a tall order.

I really like the "peace and reconciliation committee" idea, though. That could go a long way.

Not Your Mama said...

Thanks for the link. I love his stance on oh, just about everything, ergo, he has not one chance in h*ll of getting elected.

Yes, it's a sad statement on America.