Your ask us to Fight these Wars, We Fight, We Die, We Are Wounded, We Give Up a Normal Home Life, NOW FOR GODS SAKE LET US WIN.
I'm not going to debate or argue "Why we got into these Wars?", or "Who's Fault They Are" etc, etc, etc. but After getting us into these wars LET US WIN.
I fought in Korea and Vietnam and in both those Wars Our Leaders Chickened out for what ever reason and after we had bled and died and were winning they Shamed us by Surrendering/Deserting at the very point when "WE HAD WON", I repeat "WE HAD WON, DAMN IT! ! !'
Now our Islamic Chairman, Obama, his Obamanation Administration and the Progressive/Marxist Congress are prepared to Surrender with the Desertion of Iraq to the likes of Iran and the other Islamic Nations at War with America and the World.
Next Year our Islamic Chairman, Obama, his Obamanation Administration, and the Progressive/Marxist Controlled Congress are planning on the Surrender and Desertion of Afghanistan.
Don't Shame another Generation of American Warriors, like my Son, like my Grandson that You Sent To War!
THEY ARE WINNING, THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WIN, THEY HAVE PAID FOR IT! ! ! !
TSGT Clough, USAF, (Ret)
Giving Up On Iraq?
Posted 08/12/2010 07:04 PM ET
U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division are seen aboard a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport as they begin their... View Enlarged Image
War On Terror: America's victories in Iraq since 2003 have been hard-won. Now, after claiming credit for the successes of President Bush's surge, the Obama administration is in danger of giving it all back.
Some 90,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq today. President Obama wants that down to 50,000 by month's end, and by the end of next year he wants virtually all our troops out. The situation on the ground, however, is not looking good.
Britain's Guardian newspaper, quoting two U.S.-backed militia leaders, reports that "al-Qaida is attempting to make a comeback in Iraq by paying them more than the monthly salary they currently receive from the government."
"Al-Qaida has made a big comeback here," said Sheikh Sabah al-Janabi, a leader of the Awakening Council. He said as many as 100 of his 1,800 men under arms have defected to the terrorist group.
Worse, Obama seems to be going forward with the withdrawal despite an explicit request from the Iraq army's chief of staff that U.S. troops stay there at least another decade.
"At this point, the withdrawal (of U.S. troops) is going well, because they are still here," said Lt. Gen. Babakir Zebari, the chief of staff. "But the problem will start after 2011. The politicians must find other ways to fill the void after 2011, because the (Iraqi) army will be fully ready in 2020."
As always, the troop drawdown is complicated by politics. Iraq held inconclusive national elections just five months ago, and since then no party has been able to form a government. Without a stable government in Baghdad, it'll be hard to withdraw our fighting troops without creating instability.
In a recent letter, Obama essentially begged Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, perhaps the most influential person in all of Iraq, to "use his influence with Shiite groups and get them to compromise," according to Foreign Policy Magazine.
It's not clear that al-Sistani — or any other politician in Iraq, for that matter — listens anymore when Obama speaks. They know he was foursquare against the Iraq War and the surge that won it. They question his commitment.
Yet today he wants to have it both ways — taking credit for the victory that Bush's surge brought, while endangering Iraq's future stability by walking away at a critical time in its history.
Suddenly, the withdrawal of U.S. troops is a White House priority, and the reason — sad to say — is election politics. Obama is under pressure from those on his party's far left, which happens to be his voting base.
They're angry not only because the president has yet to draw down troops in Iraq, but also because he seems in no hurry to close Guantanamo — a pet national security fetish of the left.
Midterm elections loom. To pacify the left, Obama has committed to a troop drawdown that looks increasingly foolish and risky as it emboldens the enemy and weakens Iraq's nascent democracy.
The president needs to look in the mirror. He's not Democrat in chief; he's commander in chief. In war, strategy must trump politics. Better to lose an election than to squander the blood and treasure we've already spent in the sands of Iraq.