White House considers 50 pct troop reduction in Iraq next year – report – Forbes.com WASHINGTON (Thomson Financial) – The White House is working on what officials describe as several ‘concepts’ for reducing the number of US combat troops in Iraq by as much as 50 pct next year, The New York Times reported on its website late on Friday. Citing unnamed senior administration officials, the newspaper said the concepts could lower US troop levels in Iraq to roughly 100,000 by the time the 2008 US presidential election moves into high gear. They would also greatly scale back the mission that President George Bush set for the US military when he ordered it in January to win back control of Baghdad and Anbar Province, the report said.
Wow, just in time for some republican candidates to recover. Coincidence? There’s no way they could win the White House with the war still raging. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but I’m looking for a Gore/Obama ticket.