Mar 02,2007 00:00
The Peoria (Ill.) Journal Star
Only in the parallel universe of the Bush administration is down considered up.
Indeed, in response to British Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement that America's primary ally will be withdrawing 1,600 more troops from Iraq - to 5,500, down from 40,000 at the start of the conflict - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice called it a positive sign. "The British have done what is really the plan for the country as a whole, which is to transfer security responsibility to the Iraqis as the situation permits." Added Vice President Dick Cheney: "I look at it and see ... an affirmation that there are parts of
Yes, and that's why the president has proposed not a drawback but a surge of 21,500 more
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