Leaving so soon?
Pssst…is the chopper ready to go?
Looks like Swopa’s recent prediction of a pre-election 2004 troop withdrawal from Iraq was on the money. I can’t imagine that it will be so easy, though; lots of folks in Iraq want the U.S. to stay, including some of the terrorists, who would be bummed to lose their American pinata just as the party got going.
So while King George the Witless spouts crap like “We’re going to prevail. We’ve got a good strategy to deal with these killers,” (huh? more prancing on the old flight deck wearing a cod-piece?), the situation on the ground continues to go downhill.
Elements within the so-called Coalition Government anxious to keep the Americans around can drag out the nation-building process (let’s see if they meet those deadlines). And the terrorists? I imagine that a few attacks on Saudi or Kuwaiti oil pipelines or refineries would do the trick. Or more hits on members of the puppet government. Who can say? But I can’t imagine it will be too hard to keep us around – after all, we Yanks ain’t quitters:
“Two years into the war on terror, the will and resolve of America are being tested, in Afghanistan and in Iraq,” he said. “Again, the world is watching. Again we will be steadfast; we will finish the mission we have begun, period.”