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A friend is drafting a proposal for the first 100 days of a new administration.  I sketched out a dream scenario below.  What do you think?

Day 1: Renounce wars of aggression and apologize to the world for those in the past.   Anounce the complete withdrawal from Iraq over the next 6 months.

Day 2: Announce the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

Day 3: Commit to ending the U.S. military occupation of nations around the world and present a plan for closing foreign bases at a pace of 100 per year over the next 8 years.

Day 4: Announce a plan to end corporate trade pacts and remove the United States from the WTO.

Day 5: Deliver to Congress at end of a week of private meetings a green energy jobs initiative proposal.

Day 6 - Day 7 Put the solar panels back on the White House roof and build wind mills on the National Mall.

Day 8:  Announce the planned convening of a Middle Eastern peace and disarmament conference.

Day 9: Announce legislation making it a felony punishable by life in prison for a president to take a nation into war without a congressional declaration of war.

Day 10: Announce transparency policy, reopen FOIA offices, and direct the Justice Department to begin to enforce all outstanding Congressional subpoenas.

Day 11: Expose the history and extent of all warrantless domestic spying programs, eliminate them, and begin to prosecute those responsible for them.

Day 12: Deliver to Congress at end of a week of private meetings a proposal for a massive new investment in foreign aid.

Day 15: Announce the convening of a Single Payer Health Care task force.

Day 16: Expose the history and extent of past detention, rendition, and torture policies, end them, and begin to prosecute those responsible.

Day 17: Announce a new GI bill, a ban on the use of stop-loss policies, and the cessation of all employment of private mercenaries by the United States.

Day 18: Announce the elimination of the CIA, the NSA, and the complete collection of intelligence agencies.

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