Monday, March 9, 2009

Dear President Obama: Are you lying to us about the troop drawdown in Iraq?

BLACKFIVE brings up a great question: are you scamming us on the drawdown?

He aims us at Greyhawk... and Greyhawk nails your lying butt to the wall:
Let's recap the salient points here:

1. In September, 2008, the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) - after months of preparation - is ordered to Iraq. (One of two SBCTs that were then scheduled to replace the two currently in Iraq)

2. In February, 2009, President Obama announces his Iraq drawdown/Afghanistan surge - the 5th SBCT will be diverted to Afghanistan instead of Iraq.

3. March, 2009, the DoD announces the 4th SBCT will deploy to Iraq this fall, several months ahead of the original schedule replacing the 5th SBCT in the rotation in order to maintain two Stryker Brigades in Iraq.

For the record, I'm in favor of commanders on the ground getting the forces they need to get the job done. I have no doubt that two Stryker Brigades are needed in Iraq, and others in Afghanistan.

I'm deeply concerned when I see troop rotations "adjusted" in what appears to be an
effort to fool the American public. But I appreciate that the Obama administration can do that in plain sight, even providing press releases detailing exactly how they're doing it.

I'm even more concerned that those efforts - and the ramifications thereof - are obvious to an American media assumed to be independent of the Executive Branch but apparently unconcerned about reporting its activities. Item two above was headline grabbing/TV news lead story material - item three indicates it was a fraud.

One year ago that would have been a hell of a story, don't you think?

Mr. President, many of us were born on a Saturday... but not LAST Saturday.

I've already warned you that your continued lies would damage this country... and now, your lies will directly damage the military, and screw with thousands of lives as you try and kow-tow to your fringe leftist masters.

This particular slight-of-hand makes me sick. And has others find out, it'll sicken them as well.

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