In Iraq, Bush Cites Gains
Tuesday, September 4, 2007; Page A01
AL-ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq, Sept. 3 -- President Bush, making an unannounced visit to this isolated and well-fortified air base in Anbar province, said Monday that continued gains in security in Iraq could allow for a reduction in U.S. troops and called on the Iraqi government to follow up with progress toward rebuilding andpolitical reconciliation.
Via Washington Post
It's the only thing we should care about -- that Bush SAID it. He said he could "allow for reduction in troops." Now we have to hold him to it. The Democrats have to hold him to it. No more guys going over there to begin, all the guys over there coming back home.
Obama, Clinton, Edwards and all the rest of the candidates have to speak up and DEMAND that we begin the reduction process. No ifs, ands, or buts, get it started. It's over...there's no more that can be done...
And here's something else, if the surge has been a failure, the troops should come home. If the surge has been a success, the troops should come home. Either way...
Photo: US troops are pictured during a foot patrol along the Tigris river south of Baghdad, 03 September 2007. Bush offered the tantalizing prospect of US force cuts during a dramatic one-day visit to Iraq but he is not saying when or how many troops might come home.