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Growing Number Of Newspapers Call For Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

Growing Number Of Newspapers Call For Troop Withdrawal From Iraq

A growing number of newspapers across the country are calling for the Bush Administration to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq.

Among them are newspapers from red states, including several (such as the Roanoke Times in Virginia and The Olympian in Washington state) that circulate in areas with large concentrations of military families.

Perhaps the most surprising paper to join the chorus calling for a troop withdrawal is the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, owned by conservative billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife. In a July 15 editorial, the Tribune-Review labeled the Bush Administration's plans to stay the course in Iraq "a prescription for American suicide."

Other papers, such as the Dallas Morning News, have stopped short of calling for a complete withdrawal, instead advocating a redeployment of troops to within 100 miles of Iraq' borders. The Morning News also suggested reducing troop levels to 60,000 to 80,000 personnel.

The Huffington Post will continue to update this list as more newspapers call for the Pentagon to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq.

Seattle Times (Wash.), July 17, 2007

Philadelphia Inquirer (Penn.), July 15, 2007

Detroit Free-Press (Mich.), July 13, 2007

Wichita Eagle (Kan.), July 12, 2007

Boston Globe (Mass.), July 10, 2007

New York Times (N.Y.), July 8, 2007

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Penn.), June 26, 2007

Roanoke Times (Va.), May 6, 2007

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas), May 1, 2007

Portland Press-Herald (Maine), April 29, 2007

San Jose Mercury News (Calif.), April 12, 2007

Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio), March 16, 2007

Baltimore Sun (Md.)

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