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Pingree appears with former US general

Without endorsing a precise timeline, retired US Army general John 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:

1)      To initiate increased diplomatic negotiations in the Middle East and worldwide;

          2)      To start withdrawing troops immediately.

You can read the complete document here.

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.

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