Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Troop levels

So, today is the anniversary of the attacks of 9/11 and all Americans' thoughts are on the victims of those attacks, and on the soldiers who have lost their lives since then in the "War on Terror."

Therefore, this would be the perfect time for our illustrious leader George W. Chimp to come out with a statement that he sees us being able to withdraw some of our troops from Iraq by next summer. In fact, he claims that we'll be able to pull out roughly 30,000 troops.


I'm not sure of the exact numbers, but wasn't the troop surge somewhere around 30,000 troops, and wasn't that supposed to be a limited escalation, with most of them coming home after about a year...which would mean that we'd be able to bring home about 30,000 troops sometime next, oh, I don't know...next summer!!!

The sad thing about this is that a lot of the American people will see this as Bush doing something good for the soldiers. They'll think he's actually trying to play ball with the democrats. They'll think he actually gives a damn. This isn't the case. This is Bush just playing his usual games. He's playing off of our grief as a nation to try and score political points. Now people will start to think that the Democrats should back down from their efforts to get our troops home because dubya is actually trying.

Do I believe him? Hell no! A lot can change by next summer, and just because Bush says he's going to do something doesn't mean he will. In fact, next summer he'll probably deny ever having said it.

Don't fall for it, America. It's just the same old games from a president with his own agenda, who doesn't care what We The People say anymore...

1 comment:

Jim Shannon said...

The future of Iraq lies in the hands of it's people from within and not from some outside interloper with ideas of grandeur.