The UK announced last week they were stopping their pullout of Iraq due to an escalation in violence there. How long will it take for Britain to be able to completely pull out of the country?
Obama and Hillary have different timetables for leaving the country but neither one have made it a policy to leave the region so whenever violence increases...we're more likely to stay. Unless there is a policy change and an overall move to a foreign policy that is committed to engaging with the world through non-military means...we'll stay in places where we have no legitimate business.
It was also announced today that the US troop death count hit a 7-month high in Iraq...which only proves (in the minds of Bush and McCain) that we have to stay there because if we don't fight them there, we'll fight them here. I wonder if anyone has ever considered that our enemy may try the same strategy?
More to come.