||[Jan. 29th, 2005|05:23 pm]
Private-Intellectual Debating Society
Senator John F Kerry|
One Bowdoin Square
Monday, 31 January 2005.
Dear Senator Kerry,
In the run-up to the Presidential Elections during 2004, one of your rallying points to the public of the United States (and elsewhere) was that you had a plan whereby the military forces sent by the United States to invade and occupy Iraq could be withdrawn.
Despite your final loss in the elections, and because of the obvious lack of a concrete plan by President Bush and the Republican party, this plan may well be of the utmost importance not just to the American public today, but also to the standing of the United States in the eyes of other nations and their peoples'.
I do not doubt that you have read the scathing review of the United States as seen by other countries around the world, and the results of a poll conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation, as published in Newsweek International recently. Despite your return to the folds of the Senate, the publication of this plan you offered is still opportune and timely.
I would be grateful if either you or your office could advise me of what plans you have to make the withdrawal of the armed forces of the United States from Iraq possible and what time-scale you envisage both for publicising this plan and for the eventual withdrawal.
Chmn. Pr.-Int. D. Soc.