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Monday, June 26, 2006

Troop Reductions

The Washington Post has an article titled:
Democrats Cite Report On Troop Cuts in Iraq
Pentagon Plan Like Theirs, Senators Say

Boo Hoo.
The U.S. commander in Iraq had privately presented a plan for significant troop reductions in the same week they came under attack by Republicans for trying to set a timetable for withdrawal.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said that the plan attributed to Gen. George W. Casey resembles the thinking of many Democrats who voted for a nonbinding resolution to begin a troop drawdown in December. That resolution was defeated Thursday on a largely party-line vote in the Senate.

"That means the only people who have fought us and fought us against the timetable, the only ones still saying there shouldn't be a timetable really are the Republicans in the United States Senate and in the Congress," Boxer said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "Now it turns out we're in sync with General Casey."

How idiotic can she be? It doesn't matter if we pulled out tomorrow based on military decisions. You can not set a time table from congress in Washington based on the whims of politics. If General Casey thinks that his plan is workable based on what's going on on the ground, well, excellant. President Bush has said over and over we will stand down as the Iraqi's stand up.
This would be an example of that. Vs a piece of legislature that says, 'we will leave next year because we're tired of this war and want to go home'.

I've been gone for a bit. I returned to what looks to me like awesome advancements in the war. I am at a complete loss as to the media storm of malaise over this war. Between the documents captured with Zarqawi, the full govt of Iraq reaching out to the Iraqi people who want the US out of Iraq aren't things going well?