Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Even Iraq Thinks Bush Should Pull Out ...

posted by The Vidiot @ 12:57 PM Permalink

... like his father should have.

June 15, 2006
Top Sunni asked Bush for pullout timeline
Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's vice president has asked President Bush for a timeline for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq, the Iraqi president's office said.

Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, a Sunni, made the request during his meeting with Bush on Tuesday, when the U.S. president made a surprise visit to Iraq.
And what was Bush's response?
June 14, 2006
Bush rejects pullout plans
After surprise visit, president says setting timetable bad policy.'

President Bush, just back from Iraq, dismissed calls for a U.S. withdrawal as election-year politics and refused to give a timetable or benchmark for success that would allow troops to come home.
Not only will he not set a timetable as requested by the Iraqis, he won't even give a metric for success. 'Stay the Course' is a slogan, not a plan.

But wait, there's more!
June 18, 2006
Snow says Iraqis asked U.S. not to leave
WASHINGTON, June 18 (UPI) -- White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said Sunday Iraqi officials have asked the United States not to leave Iraq.

Speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," Snow said Shiite, Sunni and Kurd leaders all asked for U.S. forces to remain in Iraq to support the newly elected government.
Maybe he didn't technically lie thru his teeth and out of his a$$ ... if the President and Vice President of Iraq don't count as 'leaders' to Tony Snowjob.

And now for a trip down memory lane:
January 28, 2005
President Bush said in an interview on Thursday that he would withdraw American forces from Iraq if the new government that is elected on Sunday asked him to do so
May 15, 2004
Powell Says Troops Would Leave Iraq if New Leaders Asked

Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, joined by the foreign ministers of nations making key contributions of military forces in Iraq, emphatically said yesterday that if the incoming Iraqi interim government ordered the departure of foreign troops after July 1, they would pack up without protest.
I'd like to emphasise that the emphasis on 'emphatically' was emphatically mine!


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