Senator John F. Kerry is pushing back by six months the deadline he wants to set for removing combat troops from Iraq, as he seeks to build support in the Senate for his plan for troop withdrawal.
The proposal to be offered by Kerry today would require President Bush to remove nearly all US troops from Iraq by July 1, 2007. The Massachusetts Democrat's initial plan -- to remove troops by the end of 2006 -- received just six votes in the Senate last week, and the later date is intended to build support for the proposal, said April Boyd, a Kerry spokeswoman. (Hat tip: Lucianne.com)
Sure, maybe Kerry’s latest gambit is a thoughtful attempt to get more than the six votes he got for his original cut-and-run plan. Or maybe he’s just a dangerous idiot. The fact that he chose to propose this on the day the mutilated bodies of two American soldiers were found in Iraq would suggest the latter.
* The French-looking Massachusetts senator, who by the way served in Vietnam. He didn’t learn anything, but he still has the hat (hat tip: OpinionJournal.com)