Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama To Bring Home Troops From Iraq...To Afghanistan

"Let me say this as plainly as I can: By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end," Obama said in a speech at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Pardon me if I don't rush out to get my "mission accomplished" banner made. Prediction: this will turn into a classic example of how these skilled politicians turn a phrase to mean whatever they want it to mean. Sure, the "combat mission" may be officially terminated but in name only. Tell that to the family of the American soldier or Iraqi civilian who is killed AFTER this superficial deadline when a new moniker has been given to our continuing occupation.

Meanwhile, a "quiet" 17,000 MORE American troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and hardly a sound was made.

When "The Chosen One" commissioned these troops to Afghanistan, where were the protests? Where is the outrage? Where are the principled demonstrations against the war mongering administration?

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