Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How Long Will the U.S. be in Iraq?

According to the current plan, all combat forces are to leave by the end of August.  Yet

The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Monday that the planned withdrawal of all U.S. combat forces by the end of August could be delayed if conditions worsen in the coming months as Iraqis choose a new government.
Since violence has ticked upward in recent weeks (see, e.g., here), the likelihood of delay is real.  Recall my earlier prediction that the U.S.

will have at least 200,000 troops in Iraq / Afghanistan in November, 2012.
Aside: The same general who issued the above statement also announced this week that he supports open gay service in the military.

1 comment:

Monkey Suit said...

Well this shouldn't be a big surprise. Especially given everything this President has said would be done and isn't. Gitmo still open. Both wars alive and well. No health care reform and no improvement in jobs. Not to mention the so-called stimulus.