Obama: Leave troops in Iraq for YEARS
by dpANDREWS, Sat Aug 11, 2007 at 08:40:02 PM EDT
The proof is in the policy.
We can yap and flap our gums and talk about ending the war and withdrawl and we can also talk about the reality.
The New York Times provides a heavy dose of reality. Guess what? There isn't a dimes worth of difference between the 3 Democratic front runners (or the one front runners and the top two trailers). All would leave significant troops in Iraq for sometime to come.
The fact is that it would be very very hard ot just leave. If we chose to keep our embassy that alone would talke 10s of thousands of troops to secure. Not to mention the continued training of Iraqis.
The good news is that all of our Democrats would get our military out of the role of police and the cop on the beat. This would significantly reduce casualties and take the bullseye of our troops.
The big question for all of us is who could best manage the critical transition in Iraq from a war footing to a advisory position.