Tuesday, February 03rd, 2009 | Author:

The US war machine doesn’t want to withdraw troops from Iraq according to Obama’s 16-month plan, so they’ve decided to undermine him in the media, already blaming him for the “collapse” that will surely follow.

It seems Obama didn’t like the deceptive plan dreamed up to get the Iraqi’s to sign the extension in November, whereby “combat troops” would be renamed “support troops” and no one would actually be withdrawn. In a Jan. 21st meeting with Gates and Petraeus, et al, Obama gave them marching orders to draft a real 16-month withdrawal plan, and they were not happy.

Go to Anti.war. com to read the rest of the political shenanigans, but it appears the commander-in-chief has exerted his authority. The question is: will anybody obey? Or is this the beginning of the first-ever military coup in the United States?

Stay tuned.

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2 Responses
  1. Jim Wetzel says:

    About the coup: that’s pretty doubtful, in my estimation; I think out supervisors, in all forms, have many more interests in common than they have issues among themselves.

    I noticed, however, that even back in last year’s campaign, the Barackster kept using that “combat” troops and “combat” brigades formulation. (And it was never withdrawal, it was always redeployment.) It was pretty clear then that he had no serious thought of actually withdrawing American armed forces from the Middle East. And I’m afraid it’s just as clear now.

  2. akaGaGa says:

    Obama’s plan, as I understand it, has always been to take them out of Iraq and move them into Afghanistan … and if they spill over into Pakistan, oh well.

    And you’re probably right about a coup – birds of a feather, and all that.

    On the other hand, the military boys have had 8 years of ego-inflating freedom to be the bully or the savior of the world, depending on your perspective. They won’t give up that power without a fight.