Thursday, August 21, 2008

US to withdraw from Iraq?

Fox-News/AP:Rice Presses Iraqis on U.S. Troop Withdrawal Deal
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice pressed Iraqi leaders Thursday to agree quickly to a U.S.-Iraq security deal that outlines the withdrawal of American troops.

Would it be a stretch to assume that leftists will celebrate the latest Bush move as their own victory?

My question is - would a withdrawal of troops carry with it a stop of funds flow from the US to Iraq while the US and the global economy are in crisis? Will Iraq ever pay the US back (favorably that is)? Where would the withdrawn troops go Afghanistan - or Caucasus?

I believe a move that big - during an election campaign - by a lame duck president warrants an explanation to the nation - does it not? It's not a reduction of forces after the successful surge - AP cites withdrawal.

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