50,000 American soldiers to stay in Iraq you've got to be kidding! President Obama you promised us you would get us out in 16 months! As a disabled Vietnam veteran who has spent the last 4 decades in a wheelchair because of one Richard Nixons compaign promise "To have a secret plan to get us out of Viet Nam". To be fooled once shame on Nixon but to be fooled twice and worst of all by YOU, shame on me and on all of who relied on you to keep your promise.
I am amongst the millions of americans who listened and believed in you and you promise to GET US OUT of Iraq in 16 months. Keeping FIFTY THOUSAND TROOPS in Iraq is not getting them out of that Hell hole. You said you would listen to the Generals on the ground and I accepted that but this is not listening this is capitulating to the never ending War Hawks! Don't you think you could have confided in the people who put you in your job before you make such a terrible choice too? Please excuse me if I am truly skeptical about this decision, frankly it smacks of Bush style politics. Why didn't you take the time to discuss with the American people what the Generals said that guided your terrible decision to keep this unneccessary conflict going on and on and on like the energizer death Bunny, who kills another G.I. every time he strikes a beat on his drum. Keeping 50K Men and women in harms way indefinately is no more ethical than Nixons endless excuses to perpetuate that war. Frankly unless you can show me there is truly and end in site you have turned me into a another angry, disheartened American veteran.