The U.S. cannot force Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds to make peace or to act for the common good. They have been in conflict for 1,400 years.
There is a lot of lip service paid in this Congress and downtown at the White House about family values and small business. Who better represents family values and small business than the fishermen and women on the Oregon and California coast.
In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves.
Second, the resolution contains the blatantly false assertion that negotiating a timeline for bringing U.S. troops home with the Iraqi government undermines U.S. national security. Such a statement shows a misunderstanding of the enemy we face in Iraq.
The U.S. cannot impose freedom, security, and unity in Iraq by force.
Of the 55 refineries closed in America in the last 10 years, they were all closed for economic reasons, mostly oil company mergers. Not a single one was closed for environmental purposes or objections.
It was Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda who attacked the U.S. on September 11, 2001, not Saddam Hussein and Iraq.
Essentially, when we run a deficit, we are borrowing money to buy things that are made overseas.
Even the majority of the Sunnis have grown tired of foreign terrorists operating in Iraq.
First off, the crude oil market, unlike every other commodity in America, is virtually unregulated.
In crude oil trading, we have seen a 46 percent increase over 1 year in the margins there.
Nor should the U.S. military be forced to remain in Iraq essentially as an army for one side of a civil war.
The training and equipping of Iraqi security forces should be accelerated.
The U.S. must renounce any U.S. interest in constructing permanent U.S. military bases in Iraq.
There is no free market in oil.
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