KR Washington Bureau reported President Bush said Tuesday that U.S. troops will be in Iraq until after his presidency ends almost three years from now.
We still have troops in Germany and Japan, since WWII. We still have troops in South Korea, left from the Korean War. We still have troops in the Balkins. Of course we will have troops in Iraq for a long time, because we are not going to pull out, with our tails between out legs, like we did in Vietnam.Asked at a White House news conference whether there'll come a time when no U.S. forces are in Iraq, he said "that will be decided by future presidents and future governments of Iraq." Pressed on that response, the president said that for him to discuss complete withdrawal would mean he was setting a timetable, which he refuses to do.