Beltway Happenings
May 14, 2007--Former Alaska Senator Mike Gravel (D) announced "a plan guaranteed to end the war in Iraq."  Gravel proposes a "United States Armed Forces Withdrawal From Iraq Act" which states that, "No member of the United States armed forces may remain within the borders of Iraq on and after the 121st day after this bill becomes law."  The proposed bill would also prohibit funds from being spent on operations in Iraq.  Further the President, Vice President, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Treasury would be required to certify their compliance with the Act, and violations of the Act would be "punished by a fine of $1,000,000 and by imprisonment for five years."
After the press conference, Gravel did a series of interviews, including one with the Washington Post's Dana Milbank.
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