Thursday, October 12, 2006

“Redeploy and Contain”... My ass!

They used to call it 'Cut and Run"

A 10-member bipartisan commission that is charged with assessing Bush’s Iraq strategy has reportedly “ruled out the prospect for victory.”

The commission was established at the instigation of Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), and was intended to “devise a fresh set of policies to help the president chart a new course.” Bush noted at his press conference this week that he “supported the idea” of the so-called Iraq Study Group and that he “looks forward to listening” to the commission’s recommendations. Among the leading options being considered by the task force is a redeployment plan:

The “Redeploy and Contain” option calls for the phased withdrawal of American soldiers from Iraq, though the working groups have yet to say when and where those troops will go.

Redeployment offers the last best chance for Iraq. The longer Bush refuses to accept that, the weaker the U.S.’s position unnecessarily becomes.

The Center for American Progress released its Iraq strategy — Strategic Redeployment — in September 2005. It called for the drawdown of troops over 2006 and 2007 to refocus their mission on the war against terrorist networks in the surrounding region. At the time the plan was first proposed, just over 1,900 members of the U.S. military had died in the war. Today, the count stands over 2,750.
"Redeploy and Contain" - Did we need a special commission 3 1/2 years after the fact to tell us that? We, those who have opposed this war from before we went there, have been saying that all along. Republicans have just called it 'cut and run' and in doing so, made the country far less safe and killed 2,754 innocent Americans!

These liars and gutless bastards are pulling out all the stops to prevent from losing power in November. They've lied, wasted billions and murdered our young and they shouldn't be able to fool anyone into believing otherwise.
Think Progress