Warner and Pace are playing Politics
by coonbug, Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 05:22:08 PM EDT
Senator Warner is asking that President Bush send a STRONG message to Iraq AND the American People. This war is NOT open ended, he says. He wants the President to announce on Sept 15th (note, he didn't say the General) that he plans to immediately (KEYWORD) WITHDRAW 5000 troops from Iraq.
To some this may be a repeat - but after General Pace's news came out - I felt the need to talk about it again.
Need I remind you that we sent an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq for the so-called SURGE starting last Spring. As of January 2007, we had around 125-130,000 soldiers over there. This additional group brought that total up to around 155-160,000 troops in Iraq, at this point.
I'm thinking the Administration and Senator Warner and their GOP counterparts, have decided to make it APPEAR that we are withdrawing from Iraq. Taking 5000 troops out every 2-3 months; but actually LEAVING behind the ORIGINAL amount of troops.
Back to Square One (January 2007).
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 - BINGO - Election TIME. Great for PR.
Today the news reported that someone LEAKED (here we go again) that General Pace is saying the President should withdraw at least HALF the troops by next year. He comes out later and denies he said it.
Give me a break MEDIA. This is NOTHING but a scam. They want the media to do exactly what you are doing. TALK ABOUT A TROOP WITHDRAW and imply that it Could be anywhere from 5000 to 60,000 coming home. Actual troop withdraw will ONLY be those that were sent over since January of this year.
We'll be back to original troop strength - but because the media puts this SCOOP 'LEAK' of "OVER HALF TO BE WITHDRAWN" in their papers, talk shows and websites - Americans who only catch PART of the news will ASSUME it's TRUE.
This only serves one purpose. To HELP the GOP win in 2008. It has nothing to do with BRINGING OUR MEN AND WOMEN HOME SAFELY.