Battlepanda: We don't want to cut and run...just yet


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

We don't want to cut and run...just yet

Despite the chestbeating and mudhurling last night from the Republican house, and Bush's assurance that "America will never run.", it seems like there are quiet moves in the opposite direction of their rhetoric:
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The top U.S. commander in Iraq has submitted a plan to the Pentagon for withdrawing troops in Iraq, according to a senior defense official.

Gen. George Casey submitted the plan to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. It includes numerous options and recommends that brigades -- usually made up of about 2,000 soldiers each -- begin pulling out of Iraq early next year.

The proposal comes as tension grows in both Washington and Baghdad following a call by a senior House Democrat to bring U.S. troops home and the deaths of scores of people by suicide bombers in two Iraqi cities.

PGL of the Angry Bear blog comments:
So there we have it – the whole furor over Murtha’s proposal was a smoke screen. The Bush Administration wants to pull the troops home in time for our November 2006 election, but they wanted it to appear to be their idea and not a proposal from the Democrats. Will the Iraqis be able to maintain order in their nation within a year? Not likely. So by his own logic, George W. Bush intends to “cut and run”.