Monday, July 16, 2007

Give It Time

Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch, commander of the Third Infantry Division, has said that the troops need until at least Spring of 2008 to see if the recent troop surge, that's only been in effect for four weeks, will work or not.
He implied that an early withdrawal would amount to an abandonment of Iraqi civilians who he said had rallied in support of the American and Iraqi troops, and would leave the civilians exposed to renewed brutality by extremist groups. "When we go out there, the first question they ask is, 'Are you staying?'" he said. "And the second question is, 'How can we help?'" He added, "What we hear is, 'We’ve had enough of people attacking our villages, attacking our homes, and attacking our children.'"

But don't tell this members of Congress. They apparently know better than the troops on the ground.


Deoduce said...

Yeah, Congress definitely is doing well, with their 16% approval rating. I think Hitler had a higher approval rating than that.

Robocop said...

Hitler had a very high approval rating, how else was he elected Chancellor? But then again, Bill Clinton's approval rating was high :(