Saturday, December 16, 2006


May 3, 2003, New York Times

The Bush administration is planning to withdraw most United States combat forces from Iraq over the next several months and wants to shrink the American military presence to less than two divisions by the fall, senior allied officials said today.


If the administration plan is carried out, the effect would be to reduce the number of American troops in Iraq from over 130,000 soldiers and marines at present to 30,000 troops or fewer by the fall.

This probably was the plan, but that's when Everyone Still Hearted The War, dirty fucking hippies were mocked for not clapping loudly enough, and no one put The Decider on the defensive. Once people started telling Bush he was fucking things up, he responded by deciding to stay.