Obama: Out Of Iraq = 80,000 Troops On The Ground

The brains behind Obama are recommending that the “Pull Out” of Iraq look a lot more like a simple force reduction. Returning us to troop levels not that far below Pre-Surge levels. While there is a significant difference in “stance” of 150k troops “on the front lines” and 80k troops in “oversight” – though the terms are as malleable as any applied to this war – it falls far short of “pulling out”. Now people with some semblance of foreign policy knowledge will find it comforting that, as many suspected, the Democrats have no intention of leaving Iraq except ceremonially for the TV cameras. On the other hand, the anti-war zealots won’t be to happy to learn that the candidate most pandering to them – isn’t quite the pacifist he claims to be .