Jan 3, 2008

Iraqis will fill US troop withdrawals: Petraeus

OWESAT, Iraq (AFP) - The impending drawdown of some 30,000 US troops from Iraq will not disrupt the "relentless" pursuit of Al-Qaeda as Iraqis are ready to take their place, says US commander General David Petraeus.
Washington has projected the withdrawal of five units by July, which would bring the number of US troops in Iraq down from a current 160,000 to about 130,000 -- the level before a "surge" was launched last February.

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One of the dirty little secrets about Iraq is that Iraq has increasingly been ethnically cleansed. It’s sad to say, but the American Army has presided over the largest ethnic cleansing in the world since the Balkans. When people say bad things are going to happen if we leave, bad things have already happened. Whose fooling who?
Shinade said...
Well, I hate to admit but I myself am for tracking down and eliminating Al-Qaeda...but, that is not what has or is taking place over there.
And, I hate to dissappoint you but I know this won't surprise you. They may indeed be planning to pull troops from Iraq but we are not done yet.
The guys that are over there now that were supposed to pull only one tour are already being notified that may very well be re-deployed somewhere else after this tour gets done.
Sometimes I really start to think that this truly is the Holy War of the end of time.
Of course if I were God I would have wiped all of us out long before now.
The human race never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks for keeping up the good fight.

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2 comments:

Shinade said...

Well, I hate to admit but I myself am for tracking down and eliminating Al-Qaeda...but, that is not what has or is taking place over there. And, I hate to dissappoint you but I know this won't surprise you. They may indeed be planning to pull troops from Iraq but we are not done yet. The guys that are over there now that were supposed to pull only one tour are already being notified that may very well be re-deployed somewhere else after this tour gets done. Sometimes I really start to think that this truly is the Holy War of the end of time. Of course if I were God I would have wiped all of us out long before now. The human race never ceases to amaze me. Thanks for keeping up the good fight.
Jackie

Carol said...

Hey Jackie,
It never really has been about eliminating terroists or terrorism. It's about greed and corruption and lining some pockets that are already way too deep.
I don't think any of this is going to end well for anyone.