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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:20 AM
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Top U.S. Military Officer Recommends ‘We Remove All Troops From Baghdad’
REPORT: Top U.S. Military Officer Recommends ‘We Remove All Troops From Baghdad’

President Bush has consistently said that his strategy in Iraq is dictated by military officials on the ground. Last night on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, columnist Mark Shields revealed that one of the “highest ranking men” in the military has recommended removing all U.S. troops from Baghdad. Here’s the key excerpt:

MARK SHIELDS: The highest ranking or certainly one of the highest ranking men in the United States military today has recommended that we remove all troops from Baghdad, all American troops from Baghdad…All of the troops out of Baghdad, secure the road to the airport, secure the oil fields and the borders, and say that the pacification and the maintaining of order in Baghdad is the responsibility of the Iraqis. That is the recommendation of probably one of the most — probably the most respected man in uniform today.

JIM LEHRER: You mean in uniform, serving on active duty today?

MARK SHIELDS: That’s right.

JIM LEHRER: So who did he make this recommendation to?

MARK SHIELDS: He made it to the civilian leadership of the United States.

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/10/28/withdraw-all-troops... /
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:31 AM
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1. gotta wait till Jim Baker gives the official memo to REDEploy.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 09:34 AM
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2. does our billion dollar embassy have a heli pad?
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:06 AM
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3. Secure the oil...
Edited on Sat Oct-28-06 10:07 AM by LynnTheDem
but fuck the people.

That's the American way.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 10:31 AM
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4. As long as the oil pipelines are secure, the cabal will let Baghdad burn.
The welfare of the Iraqi people is not a concern for the corporate cabal, only the security of oil facilities.
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