Tuesday, September 04, 2007

It's almost November

I continue to support this President in the war on terror, and the latest Surge campaign. But I also will hold him to his word when he said in January that he will turn over Iraqi security to the Iraqi's, and then begin withdrawing troops. With a couple months to go, it looks like he is on track:
"General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker tell me if the kind of success we are now seeing continues, it will be possible to maintain the same level of security with fewer American forces," the president said.
It does sound like he is hedging, but at least hinting on some kind of troop withdrawal.

Let's be clear, Iraqi's need to take care of themselves. It has been 5 year and frankly the USA has other issues that need to be dealt with. While the Taliban is strengthening and regrouping in Afghanistan:
Over the past six weeks, the Taliban has driven government forces out of roughly half of a strategic area in southern Afghanistan that American and NATO officials declared a success story last fall in their campaign to clear out insurgents and make way for development programs, Afghan officials say.
. . . the US is still concentrating in Iraq.

The number of us still supporting the Iraqi conflict is dwindling, and if the President doesn't keep his word this time, he'll loose me for sure.


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