Pelosi and Gates Differ on Expectations for July 2011 Troop Withdrawal
As a matter of fact, even 2010 is too late for some of us. As long as we're in Iraq and/or Afghanistan, our troops are going to die--there and once they come back with the PTSD that caused my veteran uncle to blow his brains out three years ago. When it comes right down to it, it doesn't matter what role our troops are playing over there (advisory or combat) because our presence is still unwanted by the majority of the Iraqi population. As long as we're unwanted but still around, our troops will die because they will remain a target.
I have a lot of respect for Obama, but that doesn't change the fact that the blood of all those slain--Iraqi, Afghans, and Americans--are on the hands of those who are responsible for our continued presence.