Look at it this way: Obama is right!!! And even Bush officials are admtting it! We can bring troops home from Iraq quickly!!
Lead story in Sunday's NY Times (not online yet):
The Bush administration is considering the withdrawal of additional combat forces from Iraq beginning in September, according to administration and military officials, raising the prospect of a far more ambitious plan than expected only months ago.
The reason highlighted by the NY Times is the pressure in Afghanistan, where more U.S. combat troops and allies have been killed in the last couple months than in Iraq.
Unstated: Helping McCain?
Story not online yet at http://www.nytimes.com
Although no decision has been made, by the time President Bush leaves office on Jan. 20, at least one and as many as three of the 15 combat brigades now in Iraq could be withdrawn or at least scheduled for withdrawal, the officials said.
But Bush is going to be reluctant to approve deep cuts, officials cited in the story said.
One factor in the consideration is the pressing need for additional American troops in Afghanistan, where the Taliban and other fighters have intensified their insurgency and inflicted a growing number of casualties on Afghans and American-led forces there.
I am all for bringing troops home from Iraq as quickly as possible.
The timing of this is interesting, with the election only a bit more than a hundred days away.
The article points out that any impact on Afghanistan, with troops being redeployed there, would not be realized until the spring, when the annual Taliban offensive begins.