Wednesday 16 August 2006 - Filed under Journal
OK, you Righties, what is wrong with this? Senator Harry Reid said:
United with one voice, Democratic leaders from Joe Biden to John Murtha sent a clear message to George Bush — it’s time for a New Direction in Iraq. Our plan is straightforward: we believe that a phased redeployment of U.S. forces from Iraq should begin by the end of 2006. And our soldiers in the region should transition to a more limited mission focused on counterterrorism, force protection of U.S. personnel, training and logistical support of Iraqi security forces.
The problem with the George W. Bush approach is — how do we know when we are done? When did we win? When Iraq has no insurgents? That may never happen. When they have a government? They have one now. When they have an army? Like the one we decimated? They have an army and apparently half of the solders are insurgents, too.
Tell me, oh wise ones, when we will know when we are done in Iraq?
(I am leaving off the table for now my personal belief that our troops are making the situation worse by their presence and not better.)
2006-08-16 » lolife