Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Getting So Much Better All the Time

Since July 6 there have been hundreds of Iraqi casualties in Iraq and about 17 US troop casualties. On July 6 Lieberman said:

So I am confident that the situation is improving enough on the ground that by the end of this year, we will begin to draw down significant numbers of American troops, and by the end of the next year more than half of the troops who are there now will be home.

Apparently things have improved so much in Iraq that Lieberman think we will be leaving sooner. He now says:

BRIDGEPORT — U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman believes the U.S. will withdraw a "solid" contingent of its military forces in Iraq by the end of the year because of gains made by the Iraqi armed forces.
"There really has been progress made by the Iraqi military," Lieberman said Tuesday during a meeting with the Connecticut Post's editorial board. "Two-thirds of it could stand on its own or lead the fight with our logistical support."

The three-term U.S. senator said he believes a complete withdrawal is possible by late 2007 or early 2008.

Apprently over the last 12 todays things in Iraq have improved so much that we've gone from beginning to draw down by the end of the year to having withdrawn a "solid" number, and from having half of the troops home by the end of 2007 to having all of them home by about then.