Sunday, July 29, 2007

Getting Out of Iraq - What is it Going to Take?

In today's NY Times, Bill Marsh presents a look at just what it's going to take to get us out of Iraq. I am among those who want the US out NOW. But as Marsh points out, even if we made that decision tomorrow, getting out is going to take a lot of time, a lot of money, and probably cost a lot of lives. Marsh asks five questions:

1. How fast can the troops leave?
2. Can departing soldiers be shielded from attack?
3. Who stays behind?
4. What to take, leave, destroy?
5. How long to repair and ship vital equipment?

We can only hope that somewhere in the Pentagon these questions are being asked and answered. And I say the Pentagon, because I trust the military to look after the future & lives of their troops and equipment. And I trust the Bush/Cheney administration to ignore not only those lives and questions, but designate as traitor anyone who would dare ask them.


Blogger TomCat said...

If memory serves, it took the USSR nine months to withdraw a smaller force from Afghanistan, and they incurred hundreds of casualties. We have about 40 brigade formations there. Withdrawing through Kuwait could be done at a rate of two brigades per month at maximum safety levels and recovering maximum equipment. It may be quicker and safer to withdraw through Turkey.

1:58 PM  
Blogger United We Lay said...

No soldier left behind. We can do it, and we can do it fairly quickly. If we don't, my son will be fighting this war.

10:08 AM  

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