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06/22/2006 10:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Real Plan for Iraq

There's going to be a very important vote in the Senate today about Iraq.

And the mainstream media already have it wrong.

"Debate Highlights Democratic Fissures Over Iraq" reads the headline on CNN.

No, no, no!

Here's what's really going on. There are two competing measures on the floor, both authored by Democrats.

John Kerry and Russ Feingold say: Start bringing 'em home now, and get 'em all out by the end of 2007.

Jack Reed, Carl Levin, Dianne Feinstein and others say: Start bringing 'em out by the end of 2006, then continue redeploying troops inside the region untile there are no troops left in Iraq.

That's where the media gets it wrong.

All Democrats -- and a lot of Republicans, by the way -- are united in wanting to get all troops out of Iraq as soon as possible. And have two plans for doing so.

Republicans, on the other hand, have no exit strategy. Zero. Their only answer is: Stay the course. Keep troops in Iraq indefinitely.

Take your pick. I don't care which of the Democratic plans you choose.

But either one is better than the Republican cop-out, which is no plan at all.