A *Real* Pullout?
We actually are reducing the number of troops in Iraq??? According to Donald Rumsfeld, we are.
However, don’t let the propaganda fool you. We increased the number of troops by 20,000 before the elections last week. From the article:
“The Pentagon sent an extra 20,000 troops to Iraq to bolster security during the recent elections, and Rumsfeld has previously said those 20,000 would be withdrawn in January to return U.S. force levels to a 138,000 baseline.”
Translation: this is a fake, propaganda pullout that is designed to get media spin to help increase the public’s approval of the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
This will likely be spun by the administration as evidence of progress. You know, less troops = more progress. To me, no troops = now we’ve come to our senses.
I don’t think we’re progressing, but I have been told by some that my level of understanding of most things is minimal at best.
As B said, its all over but the pullout.