The president will withdraw 12,000 troops from Iraq over the next six months, but where will he send them? Back to America? Ski trip to Aspen? Or perhaps he’ll just airlift the veterans to Afghanistan, where a similar number of reinforcements has been promised over a similar period.
Here’s hoping Iraq can hold it together long enough for Afghanistan to get its 15 minutes as the new hopeless-quagmire-money-hole du jour.
Speaking of quagmires, here’s a new peace plan. For each girls’ school you raze, Taliban, you have to take 1,000 shares of Citigroup.
AP via Google:
About 12,000 U.S. soldiers will leave Iraq by September, officials said Sunday, hours after a Baghdad suicide bomber killed about 30 people in a chilling reminder of the nation’s still-shaky security.
President Obama’s decision to deploy an additional 17,000 troops to Afghanistan is the first concrete sign of his administration’s much heralded determination to switch the focus of the war on terror he inherited from Iraq to Afghanistan.