WHEREAS the California Democratic Party, at its April 2005 Convention, passed Resolution #LA05.45A, regarding Iraq, which calls for “termination of the occupation at the earliest possible time,” and
WHEREAS the situation in Iraq has deteriorated from the moment that President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in May 2003, and
WHEREAS the post-invasion phase has endangered U.S. service members on the ground in Iraq, their very presence has worsened sectarian conflict in the country, the U.S. military’s capacity to respond in other parts of the world if necessary has been strained, the ability of the national guard to adequately respond to natural disasters and other emergencies has been endangered, and our actions in general have made us less, rather than more secure,
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. acknowledges that it is time to change course in Iraq and bring our troops home, consistent with the plan defined by Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).
Rep. Woolsey’s plan calls for four pivotal policy changes:
Engage in greater multinational cooperation with our allies.
Pursue diplomatic/non-military initiatives.
Prepare for a robust post-U.S. occupation reconciliation process.
Withdraw U.S. Armed Forces.