Thursday, April 26, 2007
From the DNC
Two of the talking points from Harry Reid's office:
1) Transitions the U.S. mission away from policing a civil war to training
and equipping Iraqi security forces, protecting U.S. forces and conducting
targeted counter-terror operations.
2) Begins the phased redeployment of our troops no later than October 1,
2007 with a goal of removing all combat forces by April 1, 2008, except for
those carrying out security, training and counter-terror operations.
There's more but I thought these two the most salient.
1) The operative word here is "transition." Just exchange the word(s) counter-terror for counter-insurgency and you have US involvement for the in-definate future. This is not a withdrawal of US troops. Is the Bush policy not involved in "targeting counter-terror" groups?
2)"Re-deployment" of troops here, not withdrawal. Once again the sheep in wolves clothing. Lots of "except" (ions) also.