Kerry's timetable for withdrawal

He's expected to announce his noncandidacy today, but he has a few more words to say first.

By Tim Grieve
Published January 24, 2007 8:02PM (EST)

Expecting John Kerry to announce that he's not making another run for the White House, CNN just went live to Kerry's speech on the Senate floor. Several minutes into a long, semi-scholarly exegesis on the history of Islam and the Iraq war -- Kerry started around the year 632 and worked methodically up the present -- the network cut away to other news.

We switched over to C-SPAN 2, but there's still no campaign news from Kerry. He's saying that Congress bears some responsibility for getting the United States into the war in Iraq and now "must take responsibility for getting us out." To that end, he says he will introduce legislation that will force the White House to set a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

Tim Grieve

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

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