Feingold amendment: Redeploy U.S. troops this year

As other senators lard a supplemental spending bill with pork, Feingold gets at the heart of the question.

By Tim Grieve
April 27, 2006 6:00PM (UTC)
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If other senators can lard what is supposed to be an emergency spending bill for Iraq and Katrina with funding for border security, railroad trains and farmers in North Dakota, Russ Feingold apparently figures that it's reasonable to attach to the bill something that actually relates to the war: an amendment calling for the redeployment of all U.S. troops in Iraq by the end of this year.

"Our country desperately needs a new vision for strengthening our national security, and it starts by redeploying U.S. forces from Iraq," Feingold says in a statement just released by his office. "Our military has performed valiantly in Iraq, but the indefinite presence of large numbers of U.S. forces there tends to weaken our ability to fight the global terrorist networks that threaten us today."

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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