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Barack's plan to end the war and make America safer

Five years ago, President Bush launched a war based on faulty premises and bad intelligence.

This war has now lasted longer than World War I, World War II, or the Civil War.

On Wednesday, Barack announced his strategy for ending the war in Iraq and making our country safer.

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The details of Barack's plan.

  • End the war in Iraq, removing our troops at a pace of 1 to 2 combat brigades per month;
  • Finally finish the fight against the Taliban, root out al Qaeda and invest in the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, while making aid to the Pakistani government conditional;
  • Act aggressively to stop nuclear proliferation and to secure all loose nuclear materials around the world;
  • Double our foreign assistance to cut extreme poverty in half;
  • Invest in a clean energy future to wean the U.S. off of foreign oil and to lead the world against the threat of global climate change;
  • Rebuild our military capability by increasing the number of soldiers, marines, and special forces troops, and insist on adequate training and time off between deployments;
  • Renew American diplomacy by talking to our adversaries as well as our friends; increasing the size of the Foreign Service and the Peace Corps; and creating an America's Voice Corps.

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