Why is it our administration just seems to be out of touch
with one another? In the last month we have heard different stories about troop
reduction in Iraq. On July 11, we heard that we could have 66,000 less troops in
Iraq by next summer. Then on July 28, General Casey said there could be a
substantial reduction by next spring. This seemed like great news.
Now we hear the President saying there is no clear
timeframe for troop reduction, and yesterday he dismissed the other allegations
of troop reduction as just ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œrumorsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â. So George, why is it that you tell us you
make your decisions based upon the commanders on the ground, but when one says
we could have a troop reduction you call it a rumor?
- This lack of agreement amongst our top military leaders
makes me ask these questions and others.
- Has Iraq declined this much in two weeks that we can not
think about bringing our troops home?
- Will Gen. Casey get sacked like other generals who said
they needed more troops when we invaded?
- If your not making judgments based upon intelligence given
to you by our commanders on the ground, then what are you basing it on?
- Do you really know what is going on in Iraq Mr. President?
These are the questions that need to be asked of our
Commander in Chief. He seems to be on a different page than the top military
leaders. Perhaps we got these reports to see if it would help the PresidentÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s
approval rating. When he noticed it didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t he said ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œthe hell with itÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â and went
back to his old rhetoric of keeping the troops in place.