Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
10 July 2005
Troop reductions in Iraq?
According to a recently leaked British memo, there are plans to bring more than half of U.S. troops home from Iraq within a year. Some people might see this as a sign that the U.S. is gradually leaving Iraq. I very much doubt it. I think the U.S. planners are merely trying to get the numbers down to a more sustainable force. I'm sure the long-term plan is to have troops in Iraq as long as possible--much like the continuous troop presence in South Korea. The U.S. doesn't build bases simply to hand them over a year or two later.