John Kerry is now promising to bring U.S. troops home from Iraq by the end of his first term, while President Bush refuses to say how long the occupation will last. Forget for a moment the credibility of Kerry's promise, and put aside the wisdom of making such announcements. If the war in Iraq had been sold based on the assumption that the occupation would continue for more than five years, how many members of Congress would have voted for it?
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