George and the good old boys are sifting the details about troop withdrawals, having worked it out with the Iraqi guv'mint. Takes place over the next three years. http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20081129/wl_csm/osofa_1;_ylt=AvSDXYG89OwYInnD1ny_rmz5SpZ4
I must say it shows their stupidity, to think rational people wouldn't see this as an act of sabotage for the incoming Obama regime. They know the American people are sick of the death toll. They know we can't continue footing the monthly bill in billions of dollars. So come next month Obama will have to start from square one to make a new plan and a new agreement with the Iraqi government, all the while having to endure the Republicans screaming to the heavens that they already made the deal and Obama is screwing up. They're deliberately throwing a wrench in the spokes, disregarding the inevitable human cost in lives this type of politics provokes. Just like Vietnam. And what do the commanders say ? Well, their toads are saying that for security reasons it would take three years. But that doesn't wash. I was a soldier, I know units are designed to be moved much quicker than they would have you believe. And more recently I've looked over the Iraq situation more than once, and not the rhetoric, but moreso the facts. If Muqtaq and the rest of the spiritual leaders want us out of Iraq (hint: they do), a 6 month withdrawal would be practically bloodless if we were to ask them to call off the dogs. . What dicks. I'd slip my entire next paycheck to The Man if he were to just yank everyone out of there and tell those parasites to make it on their own. They have close to $100 billion in cash reserves yet pay nothing. Our people are dying performing patrols that they should be doing. Hmmmm. Sounds familiar. Just like other wars ? Bout done losing friends to that meatgrinder. We can go a bit more giving our money away to rich sheiks (the documented corruption over there is astronomical and they all granted themselves amnesty recently) but too many young people have died there. Like so many others before them. My but I do ramble.
Its funny. I'm still a conservative by nature. Just so disillusioned with the outgoing regime.
If you are able,
save for them a place inside of you
and save one backward glance when you are leaving
for the places they can no longer go.
Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
though you may or may not have always.
Take what they have taught you with their dying
and keep it with your own.
And in that time when men decide and feel safe
to call the war insane,
take one moment to embrace
those gentle heroes you left behind.
Major Michael Davis O’Donnell, 1 January 1970, Dak To, Vietnam, Listed on February 7, 1978 as Killed In Action, March 24, 1970