Don’t tell anyone that lives in Iraq what I am about to tell you. This is top secret stuff so Mum is the word. The beginning of the end of the War in Iraq has started. Shhhhhhh! Basically, all of them smart political guys on the left side of the isle have a plan that will work to save our nation from the misery that is the War in Iraq and a workable exit strategy. What ever you do, you can not tell anyone that this story was in the New York Times. Wink, wink, wink.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday it will send about 3,500 troops to Kuwait to serve as a standby force for use in Iraq or elsewhere in the region. The Bush administration is weighing force increases as it considers alternative strategies in Iraq.
The deployment order was sent to a brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. -New York Times
In reality there is no way for this President to exit Iraq without politically looking weak. Politically, he has to pull out or the new Congress is going to do it for him. I give President Bush credit for finally listening to the nation and facing his own demons. America is in a catch 22 scenario in Iraq and everyone and every political party around the world is going to blame us for any stance we take. Leave or stay we are screwed diplomatically.
If he had pulled all our forces out once Saddam Hussein was captured and bugged our troops out to Kuwait then he would have gone down in history as one of the greatest Presidents in United States History. Instead he listened to the people chasing the potential dollars of the war and they won his favor. Where are those voices now for the President? I would think they are on speed dial for the Vice President but that is just my own opinion.