Friday, February 27, 2009
VI day August 31, 2010??
President Obama said that he wants to withdraw the main force of combat troops from Iraq by August 2010. Hopefully this time the president means "mission accomplished" although this time the president better really mean it (unlike the Mission Accomplished banner in 2003). Although Democrats aren't angry that we aren't ending the war fast enough and they should be pleased that we are getting out in the first place and understand that a military withdrawal can't be swift and takes time. There needs to be a structured strategy to get out of the conflict. As with anything the situation may warrant a change so they need to be ready for that as well. Obama will still have to deal with the effects of postwar Iraq whatever they may be as well.