Originally Posted by 0=
Don't you realize this has been planned since the surge? He sent more over just so he could say he's bringing some home, even though we will still be at higher levels than before the last election.
I really doubt the motive of the surge was to make it look like we have less troops. People are smart enough to know that they were added a few months ago and now they're being cut back.
Things were failing in Iraq and you'd be in denial saying that extra soldiers weren't needed (if the plan no matter what was to stay occupied in Iraq).