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Sunday, July 29, 2007


"Withdrawal" - check the (not so) fine print

Last night on the news, a segment was introduced by the anchor with these words (quoting from memory): "While politicians in Washington debate withdrawal from Iraq, the military is moving ahead with its own plans for withdrawal." Sounds intriguing, tell me more. Cut to Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno explaining how "withdrawal" will work. Six extra brigades were added in Baghdad as part of the surge. If the current (alleged) trends of progress continue, then starting next March, then will be withdrawn, one brigade per month.

Which means that, by September 2008, the U.S. will have "withdrawn"...back to its troop levels in January of this year.

Caveat auscultator!

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