Mike Gravel has been in New Hampshire this last week, campaigning in the crucial early primary state. he spoke at Dartmouth College to an audience of about 60.
Gravel also issued a statement critical of the President Bush plan on on an escalation of the war in Iraq.
"The president is either pursuing an illusory and impossible military victory or buying enough time to push the blame for the Iraqi failure onto the next administration while he contemplates military action against Iran", Gravel said.
But Gravel was also critical of fellow Democrats, who he suggested while posturing, would ultimately support the new plan through the allocation of funds in Congress.