Thursday, February 26, 2009

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid don't think Obama is planning surrender in Iraq fast enough

Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are unhappy with Barack Obama's plan to begin drawing down troops in Iraq. They think keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq is not justified. perhaps they can arrange to bring in peacekeeping forces from neighboring Iran.
Top lawmakers skeptical of Obama's Iraq plan

By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer –

WASHINGTON – Congressional leaders were skeptical as they awaited details on President Barack Obama's plan to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq while leaving tens of thousands behind. Senior administration officials were expected to outline a plan that would bring most of the 142,000 forces home by August 2010. As many as 50,000 troops could remain for cleanup and protection operations.

"I have been one for a long time that's called for significant cutbacks in Iraq, and I am happy to listen to the secretary of defense and the president," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters Thursday before the briefing at the White House. "But when they talk about 50,000, that's a little higher number than I had anticipated."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had said Wednesday that she too wanted to hear the president's justification for keeping 50,000 troops in Iraq. (excerpt) read more at


Anonymous said...

We won't leave. Once government tastes control, they can't give it up. They will leave behind enough forces to pull the puppet strings. You can look forward to your tax dollars going to Iraq for many years to come.

10ksnooker said...

Better for tax dollars going to Iraq, and the Iraqi people, than the trillions that Acting President Obama expects to blow out his ass.

It’s a known fact, you can’t be liberal and rational. Have you noticed how cruel and nasty liberals are these days. Really odd.

JoeBama "Truth 101" Kelly said...

The right wingers will not let go of Iraq. Friends. Please read closely. I grow tired of repeating this: WE WON THE WAR IN IRAQ.
Iraq is Iraq's problem now as it should have been after our Troops routed Saddam's army in two weeks. Bring them home. The sooner the better.