Monday, June 12, 2006

US planning to keep 50,000 troops in Iraq for many years

Telegraph America plans to retain a garrison of 50,000 troops, one tenth of its entire army, in Iraq for years to come, according to US media reports.

This is a very good idea. I don't think the forces will be needed to patrol Iraq, but after all we have spent, in both blood and treasure, to give them a democratic country, we need to have a few bases that might be very useful to help pacify some of the other countries in the Middle East.

2 comments:

Fool said...

With trouble brewing with Iran, we would be foolish not to keep substantial garrisons in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Mr. Bush told us it'd be a long, hard slog. Of course, the biggest obstacle we have to overcome will be the Left, including most of the Democrat party.

I am so unhappy with the GOP right now I can't stress it enough, but allowing the Democrats to take over would be a disaster.

Don Singleton said...

With trouble brewing with Iran, we would be foolish not to keep substantial garrisons in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

I agree completely. Iran will not like our having forces on both borders, but tough.

Mr. Bush told us it'd be a long, hard slog. Of course, the biggest obstacle we have to overcome will be the Left, including most of the Democrat party.

I agree

I am so unhappy with the GOP right now I can't stress it enough, but allowing the Democrats to take over would be a disaster.

I agree