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US senator calls for plan to empower Iraqi forces

A comprehensive plan is needed to hand more power to Iraqi forces and reduce US troop levels in the war-torn country, senior Democratic Senator Carl Levin said during a visit. “I expressed to the president that I opposed a fixed time for withdrawal of American forces but that I do very much favour there being some kind of a plan for those forces to be withdrawn as certain milestones are met relative to the power and capability of the Iraqi forces,” Levin told reporters after meeting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani. “So that both Iraqi and American people and the other countries of the world understand that we are not here for an unlimited period of time.” Full Story

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