Monday, November 9, 2009

Remember Iraq?

We're still fighting that war.

"After nearly a dozen delays and a final, rowdy session, Iraq's parliament on Sunday passed a law setting national elections for January, averting for now a political crisis that threatened to unravel the country's slow progress toward stability. Approval of the law eases a growing source of concern for the Obama administration. President Barack Obama is considering sending 34,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan, and successful elections here are key to a major reduction in U.S. combat forces in Iraq by next summer."

I will never understand why our troop deployment decisions are dependent upon the decisions of a foreign parliament.

Moreover, I thought we voted in 2006 and 2008 to end the war in Iraq. Why are we waiting on "a major reduction in U.S. combat forces in Iraq" until "next summer", almost four years after voters put Pelosi and Reid in charge of Congress with instructions to end the war?

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