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pooltchr
12-23-2005, 04:49 AM
Just when you think you have him figured out, he goes and does what he said he would do...I hate it when he does that!

FALLUJAH, Iraq - Just days after Iraq's elections, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld on Friday announced the first of what is likely to be a series of U.S. combat troop drawdowns in Iraq in 2006.

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Rumsfeld, addressing U.S. troops at this former insurgent stronghold, said President Bush has authorized new cuts below the 138,000 level that has prevailed for most of this year.

Rumsfeld did not reveal the exact size of the troop cut, but Pentagon officials have said it could be as much as 7,000 combat troops. The Pentagon has not announced a timetable for troop reductions, but indications are that the force could be cut significantly by the end of 2006.

That could include substantial reductions well before the November midterm congressional elections, in which Bush's war policies seem certain to be a major issue.

Rumsfeld said two Army brigades that had been scheduled for combat tours one from Fort Riley, Kan., the other now in Kuwait would no longer deploy to Iraq. That would reduce the number of combat brigades in Iraq from 17 to 15.

"The effect of these adjustments will reduce forces in Iraq by the spring of 2006 below the current high of 160,000 during the (Iraqi) election period to below the 138,000 baseline that had existed before the most recent elections," the defense secretary said.

Rumsfeld aides said details were to be provided later at the Pentagon.

Further reductions will be considered "at some point in 2006," after the new Iraqi government is in place and is prepared to discuss the future U.S. military presence, Rumsfeld added.

The Pentagon sent an extra 20,000 troops to Iraq to bolster security during the recent elections, and Rumsfeld has previously said those 20,000 would be withdrawn in January to return U.S. force levels to a 138,000 baseline.

Friday's announcement marks the first time Rumsfeld has said troop levels will dip below that baseline.

Rumsfeld, who has said repeatedly that troop reductions depend on political progress in Iraq and improvements in Iraq's own security forces, was meeting with U.S. troops in several locations Friday. He arrived in the country Thursday for his 11th visit since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Bush, Rumsfeld and other administration officials have said a withdrawal would begin when the U.S.-trained Iraqi security forces show sufficient signs of being able to defend the country against insurgents.

There were 159,000 U.S. troops in Iraq on Thursday.

Iraq on Oct. 15 held a constitutional referendum, and on Dec. 15 held elections for a full-term government.

For the first time since the insurgency took hold in Iraq in midsummer 2003, Rumsfeld was spending the night in the country. He previously had made Iraq day trips but spent the night in other countries in the region.

In Afghanistan earlier Thursday, military officials said they were progressing toward eliminating the Taliban resistance and al-Qaida terrorists who continue sporadic violence against U.S. troops.

Steve

wolfdancer
12-23-2005, 06:05 AM
hallelujah,Fallujah!!!!!
It's good news, for whatever reason....
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That could include substantial reductions well before the November midterm congressional elections, in which Bush's war policies seem certain to be a major issue. <hr /></blockquote>

Gayle in MD
12-26-2005, 07:15 AM
Do you believe advertisments as a way of life, or just the ads that are produced by the republican party? If there does turn out to be a genuine draw down of troops, it will be because Murtha has declared a war on lies, which even George Bush doesn't want to have to face. He only does the sensible things when he is forced to do them, and has already exhausted every possible opportunity for doing the wrong thing.

Gayle in Md.

wolfdancer
12-27-2005, 02:11 PM
" Do you believe advertisments as a way of life, or just the ads that are produced by the republican party? "

web page (http://www.dailywav.com/1205/believe.wav)

pooltchr
12-27-2005, 06:35 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Gayle in MD:</font><hr> Do you believe advertisments as a way of life, or just the ads that are produced by the republican party? If there does turn out to be a genuine draw down of troops, it will be because Murtha has declared a war on lies, which even George Bush doesn't want to have to face. He only does the sensible things when he is forced to do them, and has already exhausted every possible opportunity for doing the wrong thing.

Gayle in Md. <hr /></blockquote>

Gayle, you are absolutely unbelievable! You have ranted and expressed your outrage over the war and the administration...and then when it turns out they are planning on doing what you want them to do, you can't even give them credit...you want to give credit to someone else. Talk about closed minded!!!!!
I know you won't be happy until someone else is in office...but then what will you have to rant about? I guess whatever problems the next president encounters will somehow become Bush's fault. Global warming is his fault...the hurricanes were his fault...the war on terror is his fault...the price of gas is his fault...poverty is his fault....if your car had a flat tire, it would be because the tire companies are making too much money and getting big tax breaks and THAT would be Bush's fault! I find it truely amazing that one man can be the cause of all the ills of the world.

wolfdancer
12-27-2005, 09:11 PM
It is amazing....I didn't know about the tires though....thanks for the update

Drop1
12-27-2005, 09:36 PM
What else can they do,send in more troops. We have some very smart Republicans, that could have handled every crisis Bush could not handle. Acts of God are not his fault,but the war in Iraq sure as hell is,and that will be his legacy. I don't care if the President is red,or blue,lying is lying.

Gayle in MD
12-27-2005, 11:32 PM
Tap Tap Tap! My sentiments exactly. Oh, and BTW, don't pay any attention to Pooltchr's lies about me. I don't blame Bush for anything except what he is responsible for. Pooltchr has a way of twisting things to the absurd. Bush never said a word about a draw down until he knew that Murtha had had it with his lies, and was calling Bush, and the administration down publicly for their lies. Murtha has the respect of the republicans and the democrats, and Bush wasn't about to take him on....that is the truth, but the truth is usually unrecognizable to the right. For example, I never blamed Bush for the hurricane, just the non response of the Federal Government.

I doubt if there will actually be a draw down anytime soon, other than sending back the extras that were called in for the election. The violence is raging over there, and although they will have to do some shuffling, since some of those guys have been redeployed four times, I doubt if the actual troop levels will recede for some time. Bush has put us in a box which we will have great trouble breaking away from.

"You break it, you own it." Colin Powell, 2001.

Gayle in Md.

Gayle in MD
12-27-2005, 11:36 PM
And don't forget that he is giving my SS benefits away to the rich!

Gayle in Md,

eg8r
01-03-2006, 07:59 AM
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If there does turn out to be a genuine draw down of troops, it will be because Murtha has declared a war on lies, which even George Bush doesn't want to have to face. <hr /></blockquote> I have missed your humor these past weeks. W does not care one bit about any of Murtha's biased/twisted declarations.

eg8r

DickLeonard
01-04-2006, 06:08 AM
Pooltchr I think your wrong on GWB and Global warming he threw out the environmental laws passed on controlling smoke stack emissions in the country. They have poured acid rain on the lakes of the Adirondacks. Now the fisherman have fly rods worth $10,000+ and some flys worth more than that, sitting Idle on their walls with no fish to catch.

Now it is a Sport of Just Wading and Watching.####