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    Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern, Republican Congressman Walter Jones, and Democratic Senator Russ Feingold have introduced legislation calling for an exit strategy and timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. The fact that the bill is bipartisan is significant and hopeful. If we’re lucky, it won’t degenerate into just another pointless across-the-aisle pissing contest.

    What does it call for? A plan and a projected timetable for withdrawal of all*military personnel*and civilian contractors, along with identification of any contingencies which might disrupt the timetable. It’s not asking for a “no-matter-what” deadline, but rather an honest assessment of where we are going, how and when we intend to get there, and what might go wrong along the way — in other words, a genuine and detailed strategic plan, the sort any organization would put together before embarking on an undertaking of critical importance. Hard to see the down-side in that, although I’m sure somebody will.

    Here’s a link to an article in The Nation discussing the bill in more detail.




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    Democratic Congressman Jim McGovern, Republican Congressman Walter Jones, and Democratic Senator Russ Feingold have introduced legislation calling for an exit strategy and timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan. The fact that the bill is bipartisan is significant and hopeful. If we’re lucky, it won’t degenerate into just another pointless across-the-aisle pissing contest.

    What does it call for? A plan and a projected timetable for withdrawal of all*military personnel*and civilian contractors, along with identification of any contingencies which might disrupt the timetable. It’s not asking for a “no-matter-what” deadline, but rather an honest assessment of where we are going, how and when we intend to get there, and what might go wrong along the way — in other words, a genuine and detailed strategic plan, the sort any organization would put together before embarking on an undertaking of critical importance. Hard to see the down-side in that, although I’m sure somebody will.

    Here’s a link to an article in The Nation discussing the bill in more detail.




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