Iraq Wants Quick Pullout of U.S. Troops
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraq's prime minister said Wednesday he wants U.S. troops "on their way out" as soon as his government can protect its new democracy. The top American general in the country said he hopes to begin significant withdrawal by next spring.
We have now announced that we will be pulling the troops out. Possibly next spring. Iraq wants us gone, and we say that we are leaving. Soon.
What will happen when we leave?
Two weeks ago the Iraqi Prime Minister visited Tehran. He declared Iran and Iraq to be blood brothers. Iran offered economic and military assistance. Iraq accepted.
There will be a new Constitution, but it will not be a democratic one. It will be written under Islamic Sharia Law, as is Iran's Constitution.
As Bush said, he is a uniter. He has united Iraq and Iran under the banner of Islamic fundamentalism.
That's what 1700 soldiers died for.
This is an abject failure.