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Angie Drobnic Holan
By Angie Drobnic Holan August 22, 2007

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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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.

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