Sunday, October 02, 2005

Words of One Syllable Dept.

Why our troops are in Iraq:

retaliate for 9-11
find weapons of mass destruction
bring peace and stability to Iraq
spread democracy throughout the Middle East
liberate oppressed Muslim women
honor our fallen in Iraq
so we can withdraw our troops from Iraq

From the Los Angeles Times:
The U.S. generals running the war in Iraq presented a new assessment of the military situation in public comments and sworn testimony this week: The 149,000 U.S. troops currently in Iraq are increasingly part of the problem.

During a trip to Washington, the generals said the presence of U.S. forces was fueling the insurgency, fostering an undesirable dependency on American troops among the nascent Iraqi armed forces and energizing terrorists across the Middle East.

For all these reasons, they said, a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops was imperative.

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