Monday, March 2, 2009

Withdrawal Plans Could Leave Thousands in Iraq

As they awaited details on President Barack Obama's plan to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, Congressional leaders were skeptical. Although we would be withdrawing troops from Iraq, it will still be leaving tens of thousands behind. I don't think this is going to make the troops very happy.

Senior administration officials were expected to outline a plan that would bring most of the 142,000 forces home by August 2010. As many as 50,000 troops could remain for cleanup and protection operations. To me, it seems easy to set dates in the future and then when you get there, circumstances have changed. So seeing is believing.

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