Tuesday, April 20, 2004
"WASHINGTON - Ralph Nader, the independent presidential hopeful, called Monday for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq in six months.
Nader, who has sounded an anti-war theme since announcing his candidacy in February, laid out a three-point plan for withdrawal. He said he would:
• Create an international peacekeeping force under United Nations auspices.
• Promote Iraqi self-rule through independent elections.
• Provide humanitarian aid to stabilize the country.
``How do you separate the mainstream Iraqis from the insurgents when the mainstream Iraqis now are increasingly opposed to our presence there and increasingly, quietly or otherwise, supporting the insurgents?'' Nader asked.
``The way you do it is you declare you are getting out,'' he said."
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