Immediately upon taking office, Obama will give his Secretary of Defense and military commanders a new mission in Iraq: ending the war. The removal of our troops will be responsible and phased, directed by military commanders on the ground and done in consultation with the Iraqi government. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months.Senator Joe Biden, from A New Compact for Iraq, Remarks To The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2005) at 12:
[W]e [could] call it quits and withdraw. I think that would be a gigantic mistake for the reasons I stated earlier. Or we can set a deadline for pulling out, which I fear will only encourage our enemies to wait us out, equally a mistake.Can two Democrat Senators share a Presidential ticket without driving each other crazy?
(via The Corner)