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May 2, 2008

Clinton vows quick end to Iraq war

Hopeful will ‘work my heart out’ for voters

TERRE HAUTE — Sen. Hillary Clinton developed a new energy plan Thursday night during her second visit to Terre Haute after hearing many cheers from the audience.

“There’s another source of energy we’re going to harness,” she said, “the people of Terre Haute.”

Thunderous applause and foot-stomping noise filled the Terre Haute South Vigo High School gym from the nearly 1,500 people after hearing Clinton’s plans for jobs, energy, health care and education from her 30-minute speech.

Those plans include ending tax benefits for companies that move overseas; investing in American manufacturers; investing in clean energy; releasing oil from the federal reserve; establishing universal health care by giving citizens the chance to obtain the same benefits as members of Congress; ending No Child Left Behind; and making college affordable.

At some points, it was hard to understand what Clinton was saying because the applause was so loud.

The biggest applause and cheers came after she stated she was going to end the war in Iraq and begin withdrawing troops within 60 days of her presidential inauguration, if elected.

“I’m convinced that this is the right decision for our military, for our country and also for the Iraqis to face up to what kind of future they want for themselves and for their children,” Clinton said. “It won’t be easy, there’s no predicting what the consequences will be, but we know that if we stay there year after year, the Iraqis will not take the steps that they must and we will continue to be stretched thin …”

Clinton also stressed the importance of taking care of the troops when they get back, which was also received by applause.

“I think it is the highest responsibility for the commander-in-chief to take care of those who are under the commander’s command,” she said.

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