Ex-Top Commander Endorses Pullout Bill

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    He'll probably say the same thing anyone capable of logical thought would: Is Iraq in a position for us to bring our troops home within a year?

    If not, the answer is no, regardless WHO wants to say otherwise.
     
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    Your opinion of Logical thought is NOT very "LOGICAL"
     
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    Beats hell out of anything YOU got, bubba.:lol:
     
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    Ex-Top Commander Endorses Pullout Bill

    AP
    Posted: 2007-11-22 07:45:05

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 21) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, the top commander in Iraq shortly after the fall of Baghdad, said this week he supports Democratic legislation that calls for most troops to come home within a year




    Obviously he will be attacked as a cut and runner, and advocating for a surrender date. Or will he?


    I agree with him. Declare victory, get out, and stop babysitting a sectarian conflict.
     
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    Right. Then when the Iraq government can't stand, you'll be among the first claiming "Bush didn't finish the job." Deja vu. Been there heard THAT.
     
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    Gunny, sounds like you already have a plan. No matter when we leave, when the Iraq government turns it's back on us and begins to break bread with Iran, then the reason will be bush was not listened to. We left to early. He wasn't given the funds he needed.

    Good thinking! With a plan like this, bush will never look like the incompetent that he is!

    Actually, one reason Sanchez spoke out was because...BUSH CANNOT FIRE HIM ANYMORE! That is how bush has operated his administration. He has controlled through fear and intimidation...wait...

    I think that is the GOP platform!
     
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    Well they're coming home, 5k next month:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071124/pl_nm/iraq_diyala_dc

     
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    stand for what?
    I certainly have little doubt that some form of shiite dominated government will be left standing when all is said and done... and that government will inevitably have closer ties to Iran than it will to us... and I believe that that will be the case if we leave next year, or next decade.

    And won't that just be a delightful consequence of trillions of dollars and tens of thousands of American casualties?
     
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    When your NOT the President, its much easier to throw out statements, that aren't well thought out, and if you are "out of the loop", and don't know, or can't see the whole picture, how can you(Richard Sanchez)make such a statement?

    Mr. Sanchez(he IS retired, right?)does a disservice to troops he once command, and to the nation he swore to defend by making such "off the cuff " remarks.

    It would be best, and would gather more support, and NOT put our military in harms way, if he kept such remarks to himself. That's the price you pay, having been the "top dog" in Iraq.

    Course, everyone in the US wants to be a star, and can't stand it when their out of the lights.

    A shame really.............:eusa_naughty:
     

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