Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Pressure For Troops Withdrawal!

The greatest pressure may not come from Congress or from Jon Murtha but from abroad... well that is from those most concerned:

Given that
"President Bush said in an interview on January 28, 2005 that he would withdraw American forces from Iraq if the new government that is elected on Sunday asked him to do so"
and that today,
About 100 Sunni, Shiite and Kurdish leaders, many of whom will run in the election on Dec. 15, signed a closing memorandum on Monday that "demands a withdrawal of foreign troops on a specified timetable, dependent on an immediate national program for rebuilding the security forces," (NYT)
The pressure is going to be greater on the Bush administration to start acknowledging a withdrawal time-table. They may also be tempted to use it as an excuse to leave graciously. But how can 2,000 dead and many more wounded can make them look good? how much of a victory can this be?
All that for that...?

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