Bush to announce 8,000 troops home by February - 8 Sep 2008 at 6:48pm - WASHINGTON -- President Bush plans to keep the number of U.S. troops in Iraq near the current level through the end of the year and will pull home about 8,000 U.S. troops by February, when the next president will be in charge of wartime decision-making.
Withdrawing 8,000 in two weeks? What will be the reaction of those who characterized Obama's plan to withdraw 10,000 troops per month as "precipitous"?
Instant update: Oops, make that 8,000 troops in a month. An earlier version of this story had Bush proposing a withdrawal of the 8,000 by mid-January.