Wednesday, February 13, 2008

An Interesting Twist

With violence in Iraq on the rise as the surge subsides, Iraqi commanders Petraeus and Odierno have suggesting a "pause" in troop reductions to pre-surge levels, and SecDef Gates gotten on board.

Unfortunately, the Iraqi governments has other ideas. No pause.
U.S. forces should keep withdrawing from Iraq this year without a pause, Iraq's national security adviser said on Wednesday, disagreeing with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, whose post gives him a senior security role in the Iraqi government, said he would like to see U.S. forces draw down steadily to below 100,000 by the end of 2008.

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