If I understood President Bush well, we are going to stay in Iraq indefinitely for any premature announcement of withdrawal date would make the enemy wait for it. What prevents the enemy from using the same tactic 20 years later?
What prevents our enemy from ceasing its attacks for a year or so and after withdrawal of our troops to launch the violence again?
Since when do the results of our actions depend upon what our enemy thinks of it?!
It’s not important what kind of action the enemy might like. Far more important is what course of action we like.
If we accomplished our objectives in Iraq (destroyed non-existent WMD and dethroned local dictator), is there any reason for our troops to stay longer?
We have to stop adding new objectives to the mission of our troops. We cannot use our military to make the Iraqis love us.
I am no military expert but I know the shortest way to sour good relations is to overstay the welcome of your host.
The question is what the Iraqi people are telling us.
We would help the Iraqis far more if we would give them as financial aid only 25 percent of the yearly cost to keep our troops deployed in Iraq for as long as President Bush wants to stay the course.
Mar 26 2007 - 2:29pm