IRAQ STUDY GROUP RECOMMENDS: CUT & RUN
The Iraq Study Group will present it’s report to President Bush early today and word is that it calls for most of the troops to be out of Iraq by early 2008. I call it Cut & Run!
Fox News reports that, “Leaks of the report suggest that the ISG will encourage the U.S. to reach out for more help on Iraq’s security — including Iran and Syria as part of a larger group — and to gradually change the mission of U.S. troops from combat to training and support, with a broad goal of withdrawing the Americans by early 2008.”
Not only does the bi-partisan panel, led by James A. Baker recommend that U.S troops be removed from combat situations, but it also says that the U.S. should engage in direct talks with both Syria and Iran. Furthermore it states that the administration needs a new diplomatic initiative to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
So let’s review; Pull the troops, talk to the enemy and solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict! What a beautiful world we will hand the incoming Democratic Presidential candidates. Did John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi write this thing last weekend in San Fransisco? This report stinks — but we knew that the moment the ISG was formed.
Has anyone noticed that The New York (Treason) Times didn’t leak the ISG’s report? Of course not, because it fits perfectly with the Time’s version of U.S. Foreign Policy.
Carl Levin, D-Mich., the incoming chairman on the Senate Armed Service Committee said, “The American people yearn for at least two things in Iraq. One, a change of course, change of direction, a sense that the current course that we’re on is not working, that we have to place greater responsibility on the Iraqis to solve their problems, that we can’t save the Iraqis from themselves,”
In the three and a half years of combat in Iraq, nearly 2,900 U.S. service men and women have been killed — that same number of casualties was reached in World War II in only nine days! I mourn the loss of any brave member of the U.S Military but I am saddened by the fact that this country does not support the mission.
Let’s hope the Commander in Chief will take the ISG report only under advisement and then listen to the military options led by Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.