Obama is wasting no time getting busy with the changes he has planned for our country.
Regarding the Iraq War — a Major was reported to receive word during an interview with FOX News that Obama has decided to withdraw U.S. Troops from Iraq, and has set a time table of 16 months for all troops to be out. At this time I would like to remind all of our brave service-men and -women, that there is fully half of the nation (if not many more) that do not agree with this step taken by President Obama. Many of us will always be grateful for the sacrifices of yourselves, and your families over the last 7 1/2 years (and for some of you even longer) — I know my family will be part of that group of thankful citizens. We won’t forget.
Official word is reported to be scheduled for public announcement by President Obama and/or his staff tomorrow morning. Another aspect of this that is simply astounding is the sheer disregard for the Iraqis that the “lefties” have worried so much about since this war began. They are leaving them in the hands of the terrorists, with a “newborn” government and country. We still have rebuilding efforts to accomplish, and even our troops have asked for us to allow them to finish their jobs within the country.
It is very unfortunate that President Bush was perhaps not more vocal in light of his critics on the issue of this war, although I don’t blame him for what can only be viewed as a political opposition force that was ruthless and supported in their propaganda by the MSM. This will truly all be on Obama’s shoulders, and honestly I don’t think he cares what it means for the U.S. because it means his dictator buddies’ friends will have the pressure eased. It will also give them an exact timetable for when we are withdrawing — is Obama really stupid enough to think that they won’t wait for us to be gone, and then attack again? If it’s one thing the Islamic Radical Hirabists have shown over the last few decades, it is that they are very patient.
Personally I think this decision is a slap in the face to every soldier and civilian who has served in Iraq over the last 7 years. It is absolutely unforgiveable to treat our soldiers in this way. And, it is very irresponsible of him to ignore the judgement of many of our military’s leaders who are on the ground in Iraq and know exactly where we stand. Obama strikes me as someone who is either stubborn to a fault when it comes to certain issues – or, as has been suggested many times in Conservative circles, is Obama really on the side of our enemies in the WoT, and how could he really have our best interests at heart when he makes decisions like this.
I’ll cover this more tomorrow with the official announcement. In the meantime, you can read an ongoing thread over on FreeRepublic. Seeing as there are a lot of Military and Civilian Military Support Personnel and Families that frequent the site I would expect the comments will be pretty raw right now. This will not go over well at all with many of the bravest citizens in our country whom we all owe a great debt of gratitude to… You can read more information here: “Obama Giving Up in Iraq; To Make it Official Tomorrow; All [Brigades] Out In 16-Months“.