Cut and Run - The Game Begins
Secretary of Defense, Donald "The Army We Weren't Prepared to Send" Rumsfeld told the Iraqis to get with it today. Rummy is pissed at the slow pace at which Iraq is turning into a Jeffersonian Democracy and wants the folks over there to make something happen.
Oh, by the way, in honor of Rummy's visit top US General, George Casey, said that the US was working on plans to begin the withdrawal of troops early in 2006.
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So.... Today, the top US general in the region starts talking about a withdrawal timetable that looks suspiciously like the one leaked in a British report that was immediately discredited two weeks ago by the same crew that appears now to be following that agenda to the letter.
The Iraqi armed forces are years away from being capable of effective military action. In fact the number of combat ready Iraq soldiers is probable less than one fifth the size of the insurgent forces that they face.
The Bush Administration apparently believes that people automatically believe whatever they say to be true, even if what they say today is 180 degrees from what they said yesterday.
Who will be the last American to die before the withdrawal is complete and Iraq is plunged into civil war?