Sunday, November 16, 2008
So It's Milestones After All
Iraq's cabinet has voted on a pact with the U.S. that would have U.S. troops removed from Iraqi cities and towns by next June, and would have all troops removed by the end of 2011. The security pact goes to the Iraqi parliament today for a vote, and is considered very likely to pass. The agreement is "not subject to the circumstances on the ground," a favorite cliche of those wanting to drag out our occupation indefinitely.
So, after years of posturing about "artificial milestones," "victory" or "waving the white flag," the Bushit Assministration is getting ready to sign off on an agreement that would have our troops withdraw at a date certain, no wiggle room. Any chance the neocons'/Rethugs' posturing was for domestic U.S. political consumption, to hammer Democrats as being "weak on terrorism"?