Kagen - Ahead of the Curve on Iraq

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Elect Strong and Smart Leaders to Bring an End to our Involvement in the Civil War in what once was Iraq, and Win the War against Extremism. We are engaged in an Iraqi conflict projected to cost more than $2 trillion and saddle our next generation with a debt they are unable to repay. It is time to develop a smart and strong solution - other than by making war in the wrong places.

Steve Kagen - Jun 10, 2006
Though he also said the U.S. must end its involvement in the "civil war in Iraq," Kagen focused his remarks on taking back control of Congress from the "corrupt" Republican leadership this November.

Steve Kagen - Aug 6, 2006
"I agree with President Bush that the war ended in May of 2003 and we should now call it what it is, an occupation of a territory that used to be known as Iraq,'' Kagen said. "We are involved in a civil war…It has turned into a civil war. What else can you call it when 100 people a day are being assassinated in what used to be a capital city?

Steve Kagen - Nov 2, 2006
Kagen said America must acknowledge that mistakes have been made in Iraq, deploy the forces elsewhere and go after terrorist leaders in Afghanistan. "We are currently in the middle of a civil war between the Sunni and Shiite peoples," he said. "The plain fact is they don't want us there."

Steve Kagen - Nov 9, 2006
"I don't think our brave military men and women belong in the middle of a civil war," Kagen said Wednesday. "I believe Iraq is gone. It has gone the way of Yugoslavia. At the end of the day, it will be Kurdistan in the north and it remains to be seen how the Sunni and Shiite sects will solve their problems."

And now:

MSNBC - Nov 27, 2006
NBC News Monday branded the Iraq conflict a civil war — a decision that put it at odds with the White House and that analysts said would increase public disillusionment with the U.S. troop presence there.

Washington Post - Nov 27, 2006
After nearly four years of letting the Bush Administration set the terms of the national debate over Iraq, some major news organizations are finally calling the conflict there what it is: a civil war. The White House is howling in protest.

UPI - Nov 27, 2006
A number of major U.S. news organizations have begun calling the sectarian strife in Iraq a "civil war."

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