I'll put it this way- i'm a Republican- and i am NOT happy with Bush's new stratedgy. This is just my personal opinion. I think that we do need some more troops over there- but the number he is proposing is astronomical and i just don't think it's effeciant. I do not think all of our troops need to be pulled out at once- that would cause devestating consequences. I think that it needs to be done over time as the Iraqis become more self-sufficient and are able to govern/defend themselves. If we all pull out at once - it's just going to cause a civil war there and with a new gov't who can bairly keep control- they will easily be taken over by militias and other horrid groups. I say this not only because of the sheer number of troops we've lost already- but also because they are not comming up with any sort of stratdegy (sp?) or game plan....it's like they want to just keep sending over more and more troops without a really set mission/goal. I understand that Iraq needs to build up their military- before we can really move all of our troops out- but i also don't think our troops need to "babysit" a civil war right now. My opinions on Bush have really started to change lately. I am still a Republican...i support my president- but i do not agree with his new stratedgy. I think we're gonna wind up with a draft and more deaths if this keeps up- we are already spread way too thin. If our country were to be attacked right now- i honestly don't think we have enough of our military men and women to defend our boarders. (i am a republican-although i'm not a strict one- i vote for the canidate rather than the party) Personally- I believe the Bible...and i honestly believe that there's never really going to be peace in the middle east for now....so i'm sure we'll be dealing with problems in the middle east for years to come unfortunately. It's frusterating. I want to be clear- i support our troops- i send out care packages several times a year. Colin was a naval lt. for 8 years- we love our military. I support my president- but i do not agree with the decisions he is making. That's my two cents i also wanted to add- our soldiers who are in our military- they are very brave- they volunteered and signed up to defend and protect their country- they knew when signing on that war was a possibility....colin and i both understand this. even though he's no longer in active service- he is an innactive reserve and could be called up at any time if they needed him. I am a little freaked out by this- but i support him. I support him being willing to risk his life to protect me and everyone else. I am proud of him and our other soldiers. I just hope no more have to die as a result of the proposal that Bush is making- i think the number is much too high and without a goal in sight, we will just loose more men and women.
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1/11/07 at 8:24pm