I have put "my" proposal for an "centerist" Iraq Turnover plan in Gillmor's Blog. It proposes:
  1. Stay thru the end of this year, 2005
  2. Train and equip about 20,000 Iraq troops/month (withdraw 1:2 of our troops)
  3. Withdraw as the Iraq provines determine (and perhaps faster)
  4. Commit to TOTAL withdrawal, and contract re-negotiation
  5. Pay about $2 b/month until we are withdrawn for reconstruction
  • Oil revenues allocated per person (e.g. see: Instapundit on WSJ editorial)
  • Contracts terms limited to allow future modifications
I suggest that this proposal is not a "Cut and Run", but a plan for turning over the responsibility for protecting Iraq to its government and people as they determine and assisted by us, and perhaps as they are starting to request.

Also see:
I am Requesting that the material be provided in pm3 format (with Podcast notification) for the sites that do not so do, as follows, of course anyone else who supports this request might notify the stite that they also would like ml3 formats:

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I may have requested this before, since they are generally devoid of
important, video content, also provide a standard MP3 audio feed/file for
the lectures, in addition to propriety video formats.

Note: At the head of the audio, of course you can put a "Copyright Comment" and a link to your restrictions so that people do not use the files in a way that you prefer they not use them.

Then, I'd like you to publish a PodCast for your lectures (and then perhaps
put in Itunes subscribe button)
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Summary of Privacy Taxonomy (LawMeme)
Fact and Fiction on Evolution: Intelligent design's five favorite myths (Reason)
Did the tax cuts actually help? The boom that wasn't: The economy has little to show for $860 billion in tax cuts (epi)

WMDgate: Fixing Intelligence Around Policy - The Aluminum Tubes, (LeftCoster)
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    Making the Most of Your iPod With Internet Radio By WALTER S. MOSSBERG

    PROGRESSIVE TAXATION (Washington Monthly)
    Ten Democrat pledges (AlterNet)
    1. We Will Bring the Troops Home.
      We Will Crack Down on Corruption.
      We Will Make Public Officials Accountable,
      We Will Unleash New Energy for America.
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      We Will Make Work Pay Once Again.
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      We Will Protect Retirement Security.
      We Will Keep the American Dream Alive.
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    Alito decisions

    What the Alito Nomination Means for Constitutional Law
    (Balkinization) (FindLaw) (TmpCage) (Wikipedia)
    Activist judge = Overturns laws (as pointed out before many definitons of activism are not objective and depend on the "after" the fact defininition of the commenter)

    Libertarian judge by James Ostrowski -- would tend to favor:
    1. The individual in any conflict with the government.
    2. State governments over the federal government.
    3. The legislature over the executive at any level of government.

    University of Michigan data
    Why the Senate Should Confirm Judge Alito: By SCOTT GERBER (FindLaw)

    Factors to consider when making a merit-based evaluation of a candidate
    1. Demonstrated judicial temperament
    2. Professional expertise and competence
    3. Absolute personal as well as professional integrity
    4. An able, agile, lucid mind
    5. Appropriate professional educational background or training
    6. The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and especially the latter
    7. Resolute fair-mindedness
    8. A solid understanding of the proper judicial role of judges under our Constitution
    9. Ascertainable good health.