Friday, September 14, 2007

Fifty seven hundred.

In last night's speech Bush said that 5,700 American soldiers will be coming home from Iraq by Christmas. This number is ridiculous because it is only a tiny bit higher than the number of American soldiers killed in Iraq since 2003 which, as of today, happens to be 3,780. Also the new withdrawal policy is based on the success of the new Iraqi government and its various infrastructures. This is like telling an employee that they'll get their bonus when Jimmy Hoffa is found. Both events are possible, but not bloody likely. Bush is just throwing a bone to the war protesters and the Democrats in Congress.