February 27, 2009

Where's your Messiah now?

I'm actually cautiously optimistic about Obama's plan to draw down troops from Iraq, a feeling which is partially reinforced by the gnashing of teeth that we're now seeing from certain people:

President Barack Obama's plan to pull US combat forces from Iraq by August 2010 have drawn fire from his Democratic allies who expressed concern the withdrawal was not quick or complete enough.

"I support President Obama for taking a step in the right direction in Iraq, but I do not think that his plan goes far enough," said Democratic Representative Dennis Kucinich.

"You cannot leave combat troops in a foreign country to conduct combat operations and call it the end of the war. You can't be in and out at the same time," said Kucinich, an early opponent of plans to invade Iraq.

If Obama's plan is pissing off people like Kucinich, there's got to be at least some merit to it. But it's going to be mighty interesting to see if the MoveOn and Code Pink types start turning on him.

If this plan is a success (and we all hope it is) it will have a twofold benefit: leaving Iraq a stable country allied with us and pissing off stupid hippies.  And also maybe, just maybe, someone else's base will be sitting at home in 2010.

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