Sending More Troops To Iraq Would ‘Undermine Our Strategy’


Think Progress » VIDEO FLASHBACK: Bush Says Sending More Troops To Iraq Would ‘Undermine Our Strategy’

Some Americans ask me, if completing the mission is so important, why don’t you send more troops? If our commanders on the ground say we need more troops, I will send them. But our commanders tell me they have the number of troops they need to do their job. Sending more Americans would undermine our strategy of encouraging Iraqis to take the lead in this fight. And sending more Americans would suggest that we intend to stay forever, when we are, in fact, working for the day when Iraq can defend itself and we can leave. As we determine the right force level, our troops can know that I will continue to be guided by the advice that matters: the sober judgment of our military leaders.

Of course, this was in 2005. Now, it’s a good idea, according to Bushie. Why in the world are we supposed to believe this now? Do they think we are idiots?

Bush is the idiot. And why can’t he just be honest about his Permanent Base plan, already? We all know it’s what the neocons and oil companies are after.

American troops are being used to try and ensure oil company profits. We all know it, no one will say it, and our troops are dying for it every day.

Enough is enough. Let’s get out.