Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Where Does Mayor Richard Stand on Iraq? (UPDATED)

Yesterday the US Conference of Mayors narrowly approved a resolution (51-47 vote) that, among other things, called for the "swift and prudent redeployment of US Armed Forces" from Iraq. The Fort Wayne city website confirms that Mayor Richard was to attend this week's conference but there is no mention yet of whether the Mayor voted on the Iraq Resolution and/or if he supports the resolution.

I have a call in to the Mayor's office and I'll post an update when I receive a response. Below are a few key statements pulled from the full resolution - it's short, so go read it (listed under "Other"):
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls for the Administration to begin planning immediately for the swift and prudent redeployment of the US Armed Forces; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The U.S. Conference of Mayors calls for future U.S. Military Aid; reconstruction funding, and other support to be tied to the achievement of verifiable goals by the Iraqi government, including ridding Iraqi security forces of militia or sectarian influence;

UPDATE 6-27-07: I just received the following message from John Perlich:
The Mayor was not in attendance when the vote on the Iraq resolution took place. The Mayor favors a change in policy to bring troops home.
I had assumed that was the case but it's always nice to know for sure...

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