US Forces Leaving Iraq Soon?

Robert Novak is a prominent right wing American journalist said to have cultivated good contacts within the administration and the Republican Party. (They seem to have been good enough to have gotten him into trouble as a result of his disclosure that Valerie Plame was a Non-Official Cover CIA agent.)

This is an excerpt from his September 20, 2004 column:

"Inside the Bush administration policymaking apparatus, there is strong feeling that U.S. troops must leave Iraq next year. This determination is not predicated on success in implanting Iraqi democracy and internal stability. Rather, the officials are saying: Ready or not, here we go.

"This prospective policy is based on Iraq's national elections in late January, but not predicated on ending the insurgency or reaching a national political settlement. Getting out of Iraq would end the neoconservative dream of building democracy in the Arab world. The United States would be content having saved the world from Saddam Hussein's quest for weapons of mass destruction."

"Quick Exit From Iraq Is Likely"
If its true great, Saddams gone already. Let them do their thing, but why not this year. Next year the death toll will be even bigger. So why not now?
Can't see any White house administration giving up its foothold in the Middle East that easily, especially with Iran on the brink of acquiring nukes. Sounds like wishful thinking on someone's part.
Rincewind said:
either way its not good news, best stock up on factor 50.
Do you know something :twisted:

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