Jennifer wrote:He said all combat troops out by the end of this August. Of course, he said nothing about peacekeeping troops, or occupation troops, or embassy caretakers or things of that sort.
I am infuriated about the big lie that all "combat troops" will be out of Iraq by the end of August. We are going to still have 50 thousand troops there and as Joe Biden so succintly puts it
The NY Times wrote:In part for that reason, “we’re not leaving behind cooks and quartermasters,” Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. said Wednesday in a telephone interview. The bulk of the remaining American troops, he said, “will still be guys who can shoot straight and go get bad guys.”
But they are certainly not combat troops.
Jennifer wrote:And Afghanistan's mineral deposits will make some American mining company's shareholders very, very rich.
Or, ala the Congo, give the local armed factions something new to shoot each other over.
Edit to hide BBCode ineptitude.
EDIT: Oh, and the civil rights and basic human dignity thing too. - JasonL
My guess is this is the love child of some Objectivists what got excommunicated. - Warren