Monday, April 04, 2005

U.S PULLOUT FROM IRAQ COMING BY '06?

Much of the U.S. military force in Iraq will be withdrawn within a year, says a report published yesterday in Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

Many bases will be closed down by June under plans now being made in vulnerability assessments by the U.S.-led coalition, according to sources of the premium, online intelligence newsletter published by the founder of WND.

Even more bases are targeted for closure by next fall, the sources say. And by February 2006, a big portion of the U.S. force in Iraq will be withdrawn under current plans.

The secret plans for early withdrawal are bolstered by the sharp reduction in terrorist attacks, which have fallen dramatically since the Jan. 30 elections. The number of U.S. deaths reported in March was the lowest in a year.

Terrorists are now focusing their attacks on Iraqi government and security officials as the new leaders of the country assume a greater role in the fragile nation.

I actually have mixed feelings about this report. I think any time you lay out a concrete timetable for withdrawal, you embolden your enemies. However, in this case, the Iraqi insurgency may be just about defeated. Perhaps the latest attack on "Grab An Arab" prison (aka Abu Gharib) was the last gasp of a desperate group of folks. I thought the end was near a few weeks back - so must have our military.