Without endorsing a precise timeline, retired US Army
Johns appeared with Maine Congressional District 1 candidate Chellie Pingree this afternoon to support the Responsible Plan to End the War in
Iraq. The plan mirrors many of the (largely ignored) recommendations issued
by the bipartisan Iraq Study Group in 2006.
Johns summed up the plan’s main goals thusly:
initiate increased diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East and worldwide;
start withdrawing troops immediately.
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Pingree was one of six US House candidates to originally sign
onto and present the plan; there are now 51 Congressional candidates who pledge
to uphold its tenets if they are elected in November.