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Republican National Committee

Hillary Clinton was against setting a deadline for withdrawal, but now she wants a "precipitous withdrawal" regardless of "conditions on the ground" or "consequences of a defeat for the United States," an RNC radio ad.

Republican National Committee on Sunday, July 22nd, 2007 in a radio ad.

Clinton has avoided setting a withdrawal deadline

Clinton says the U.S. needs a plan for leaving Iraq, but she has thus far avoided setting a deadline. In her statements on Iraq, Clinton has consistently said the U.S. commitment of troops in Iraq can be neither open-ended nor set to a rigid deadline. Se also has advocated a well-planned exit from Iraq.
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Published: Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007 at 12:00 a.m.

Subjects: Iraq

Sources:

Floor Speech of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on S.J. Res. 45, A Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq. October 2002.

Hillary Clinton. Letter to Constituents. November 29, 2005.

Remarks of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the Senate Floor on Iraq. June 21, 2006.

Associated Press, "Clinton Tells Ky. Dems Bush Mismanaged War." By Bruce Schreiner. Dec. 3, 2005.

National Public Radio, Sen. Clinton Seeks to Shore Up Left-Wing Support. By Mara Liasson. June 13, 2006.

Washington Post, Symbolic Measure to End War Voted Down 67 to 29 in Senate. By Shailagh Murray. May 17, 2007.

Hillary Clinton, Letter to Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates. June 19, 2007.

Written by: Angie Drobnic Holan
Researched by: Angie Drobnic Holan
Edited by: Scott Montgomery

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