WASHINGTON (June 24) - The top American commander in Iraq has drafted a plan that projects sharp reductions in the United States military presence there by the end of 2007, with the first cuts coming this September, American officials say.
While I consider this good news (and find it beautfully ironic and hypocritical that if a Democrat proposed the EXACT SAME THING, they'd be screaming "cut and run"). I have little question that it's political, and intended to affect the 2006 election (first reducations in September). Which means that it isn't real. Bush is a strong believer in bait and switch. It they withdraw some troops in September, and the Republicans take control, watch how "circumstances" necessitate the troops returning. Guaranteed.