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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Sunday, April 03, 2005

American troops pullout in 2006?

According to Worldnetdaily news, there will be a massive pullout of American troops from Iraq around the year 2006. Much of the U.S. military force in Iraq will be withdrawn within a year, says a report published yesterday in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Many bases will be closed down by June under plans now being made in vulnerability assessments by the U.S.-led coalition, according to sources of the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND. Even more bases are targeted for closure by next fall, the sources say. And by February 2006, a big portion of the U.S. force in Iraq will be withdrawn under current plans. The secret plans for early withdrawal are bolstered by the sharp reduction in terrorist attacks, which have fallen dramatically since the Jan. 30 elections. The number of U.S. deaths reported in March was the lowest in a year. Terrorists are now focusing their attacks on Iraqi government and security officials as the new leaders of the country assume a greater role in the fragile nation. Hmm, i highly doubt this piece of news for one reason: My friend, Lisa, told me that the army Higher-ups informed her that most of the US troops will be on rotation in Iraq till 2009. It would be nice if a change of plan happend and Lisa didn't have to be in Harm's way anymore, but i am more likely to take her word for it then Joseph's Farah G2 bulletein or whatever. We can hope though!


At 4/03/2005 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Tina said...

We will be there until the Iraqi army is capable of protecting the people. I expect there will be a gradual draw down as more and more Iraqis are being trained and gain sufficient experience.

By the time we leave, the only regret the Iraqi people will have is at saying goodbye to friends.

BUT, we'll be back without our guns, armed only with tourist dollars and eager to meet the wonderful Iraqi people that our soldiers tell us about.

At 4/04/2005 02:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we will be pulling out substantual numbers of troops in '06. I agree with Tina, it depends on if the Iraqis, via the Iraqi army, are capable of standing on their own. That's not to say we'll pull out all the troops of course, but I think the draw-down will start next year. The Iraqi army is getting stronger each day while the terrorist are getting weaker, we simply won't need the numbers we have there now.

At 8/21/2005 12:25:00 PM, Blogger ritzy said...

Confirmed, you said it!

At 1/03/2006 08:15:00 AM, Anonymous Brandon Ruth said...

This is very informative. I hope to see more in the near future


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