Democrats, Iraq, and Withdrawal

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In this video clip from The Real News, former Senator and antiwar activist Tom Hayden looks at the differences between the positions of the “antiwar” Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. Hayden points out that aside from the differences in Clinton and Obama’s plans–both of which would only withdraw “combat troops” from Iraq–the media has failed to question the candidates on what they would do with the thousands of private security contractors in Iraq. Hayden says that the two Democratic Party candidates have no real intention of withdrawing all troops from Iraq, instead they are very purposefully leaving behind troops in Iraq. He argues that the plan is basically to reduce the number of troops in Iraq in order take the issue out of the public spotlight:

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