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Bush announces plans to withdraw thousands of U.S. troops from abroad

  1. Aug 16, 2004 #1

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    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-08-16-bush-troops_x.htm
    Long overdue. Though it appears a lot of details are still to be worked out.
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2004 #2

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    anyone seen anything in the foriegn news? I'm particularly interested in the views of the people of the countries who troops are being deployed from.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2004 #3

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  6. Aug 17, 2004 #5
    Without knowing all of the details, I think that it might be a good idea.

    However, this is a major policy change. I think that it is not appropriate to announce such a plan with only 3 months left to his presidency, particularly since if he loses the policy shift might run into trouble.

    I think that Bush should have waited until he sees if he will win the election, and only then if so should he initiate such a significant policy change.
     
  7. Aug 18, 2004 #6

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    DoD has been planning on this for awhile. It's one of the reasons why my Stepmothers position is being eliminated and she is switching to work for the dept. of social security...which we know is only going to continue to grow...
     
  8. Aug 18, 2004 #7
    It's a great idea.
    I love the complaining going on at the BBC's site about how this is goign to hurt so many economies. haha
     
  9. Aug 18, 2004 #8
    3 months left to his presidency? That's 4 years and 3 months, sir ;)
     
  10. Aug 18, 2004 #9

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    No smiley? Or are GOPers above such things?
     
  11. Aug 18, 2004 #10
    what?
    I'm above using physicsforums.com's inefficient, non standard UBB code for smilies, yes :)

    Notice there is a wink on my last post. Get off the partisanship.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2004 #11

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    And there was a nod in mine. Tu quoque.
     
  13. Aug 18, 2004 #12

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    And that is, of course, the big question: what are the details? Those 70,000 might not be coming home but rather permanently re-assigned to Iraq. That wouldn't be much fun...
    Even if he's a lame duck, he's still the President. I am quite sure, though, that this announcement was carefully timed.
     
  14. Aug 18, 2004 #13
    I see that you subscribe to the multiverse theory.
     
  15. Aug 18, 2004 #14

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    Pulling troops out of Korea, is lunacy!!! If we weaken our posture along the DMZ, South Korea will fall. This would be like giving a country to Saddam, but in this case he really does have WMDs!!! Bush logic.
     
  16. Aug 18, 2004 #15

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    Riiiight okay..South Korea will fall...uh uh...thanks for the opinion.
     
  17. Aug 18, 2004 #16

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    I'm glad to know that you're paying attention. :smile:
     
  18. Aug 18, 2004 #17

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    I found this while looking for something else. I thought it was interesting and I am posting the link for this reason alone. No comment is otherwise intended.

    http://www.cbo.gov/showdoc.cfm?index=11&sequence=0&from=0
     
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