Iraq Headlyingsposted by The Vidiot @ 8:33 PM Permalink Dec 12, 2006
Army Gen. John P. Abizaid, commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, has submitted plans to go ahead with a retirement that is months overdue, according to the U.S. Central Command.There are already almost 450,000 thousand troops in Iraq (140,000 American, 17,500 (ever shrinking) coalition of the shilling and 280,000 trained Iraqi troops and cops) and they can't even secure the capitol of Iraq. Why would Bush (R- moron) think another 20,000 to 30,000 more troops are the answer!? (Yep, that was a rhetorical question.)
And the top U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. George Casey, has indicated in recent months that he also may not stay much longer than the end of this year.
Since they have opposed sending more troops to Iraq, their departures could make it easier for Bush and his new Defense Secretary Robert Gates to switch course in the troubled campaign, where they are considering a short-term surge in forces.
When you're in a hole, stop digging! Especially if all you are digging are more Americans' and Iraqis' graves.
It's not a matter of 'winning' (even if Bush could define winning), it's the fact that Bush sold this war as having to stop an imminent attack on the US by Iraq.
Surely you remember the Bush Doctrine (AKA preventive war); It was invoked due to the massive stockpile of weapons, the mushroom cloud, the aluminium tubes, the bio-terror drones of mass destruction that Iraq supposedly possessed. They lied about all of it.
And those lies were used to wage war on a country that had no WMDs and nothing to do with 9/11.
Now tell me again why we need any, or especially 20,000 more troops, in Iraq? (Yep, that too was rhetorical.)