Thursday, September 13, 2007

An Enduring Relationship

Bush approves gradual troop cuts in Iraq - 13 Sep 2007 at 8:04pm - WASHINGTON -- Rejecting calls to leave Iraq, President Bush on Thursday ordered gradual U.S. troop reductions from their highest level of the war and said more forces can come home as progress is made. At the same time, he said Iraq needs "an enduring relationship with America."
Well, yeah, but must it be an abusive one?

Bush said his strategy - leaving about 130,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq to continue fighting - bridges the desires of people who want to bring troops home and those who believe that success in Iraq is essential to U.S. security.
How about those who believe that such success as is possible in Iraq has already been achieved?

"Whatever political party you belong to, whatever your position on Iraq, we should be able to agree that America has a vital interest in preventing chaos and providing hope in the Middle East," the president said.
So why is the U.S. feeding chaos by persisting in military action where only conciliation can be of any use?

Ask your elected representatives in the House and Senate to support legislation that would require the redeployment of 10,000 U.S. troops per month out of Iraq, starting this month.

As John Edwards says, "No timeline. No funding. No excuses."


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