Friday, February 27, 2009
War is Peace and a "Withdrawal" is 50,000 "Non-combat" Troops Remaining. This is a Change We Can Believe in; Oh Yeah!
Dismay at Obama plan to leave 50,000 US troops in Iraq after 2010
Ewen MacAskill and Daniel Nasaw in Washington
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 26 February 2009
"Democratic Congressional leaders have expressed dismay that President Barack Obama is planning to leave as many as 50,000 US troops in Iraq even after the long-awaited withdrawal of combat troops next year.....
But the Congress members, most of whom were opposed to the war, expressed regret afterwards that so many, between 35,000 and 50,000, are to be left behind.
According to one congressional official, lawmakers were told that General David Petraeus, head of US Central Command, and General Ray Odierno, the top commander in Baghdad, believed the plan presented moderate risk but supported the 50,000 figure......"