… and there is the dirty little secret the Dems don’t want you to know.
You have to pull the curtains back, every once in a while, to see who is pulling the strings and why those strings are being pulled. In this case it is all smoke and mirrors.
So why, then, are the Dems raising so much Cain to get President Bush to bring the troops home. Because… if they can force him to do that, they can blame all the bad things, they KNOW will happen, when we leave Iraq, on the Bush Administration (should the Dems win the presidency as I expect them to next year). If, however, Bush does not bring the troops home, the Dems are stuck with a war, which will then be theirs, lock, stock, and barrel… and that is the last thing they want! Why? Because then, they will have to try to explain to their supporters, and the anti-war crowd, exactly why THEY won’t bring the troops home! See what a lovely corner they may have painted themselves into?
Now, isn’t this exciting, boys and girls??? No… what this is… is politics… or what passes for politics in America.
Look, no matter when the US pulls out of Iraq, we will not pull out completely. We will leave troops behind to “train the Iraqi troops”. We will leave US troops behind to “train Iraqi police”. We will leave troops behind to secure the oil fields and equipment, plus the Sailors and Marines aboard US Warships in the Persian Gulf, ready for immediate insertion if needed.
So, we are looking at an estimated 80,000 combat troops which would be left in Iraq if, and when, the US pulls out. Now, don’t forget those combat troops must have support while they are there… so… add those support troops to that 80,000 combats troops and you have well over 100,000 troops to remain in Iraq. Let’s see, we have what, 160,000 troops there now? See the slight of hand at work here?
I have been telling you for some time that we are NOT leaving Iraq. We have built permanent bases in Iraq. Really nice bases, complete with runways and everything needed for a permanent base which will support thousands of American troops in Iraq.
The bottom line is: We ain’t’ going home! Not for a very long time!
If you have bought into the Democrats line they have been trying to sell, and have successfully sold to many Americans, which is that they will get US troops out of Iraq, you have been duped. It ain’t gonna happen.
Look closely at what they are saying. Closely.
Oh, the Dems will make a great show of pulling troops out of Iraq and SOME will, no doubt, be pulled out… but not in the numbers you will be led to believe. Their “willing accomplices” in the mainstream media will act as the Democrat’s conduit of propaganda to you, the gullible American citizen, which will be designed to placate the anti- war crowd. But… in reality, US combat troops will be in Iraq, fighting the Iraqi insurgents, and Iranian terrorists, for a very long time… many more years, in fact.
Now, don’t you feel better? I know I do!