Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Key General Believes Obama's Iraq Pullout Plan Is A Disaster
Rowan Scarborough at the Washington Times reports that retired Army General John M. Keane called Obama's Iraq pullout plan a disaster.
President Obama's decision to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq by December 31 is an "absolute disaster" that puts the burgeoning Arab democracy at risk of an Iranian "strangling," said the architect of the 2007 troop surge that turned around a losing war.
Retired Army General John M. Keane was at the forefront of persuading President George W. Bush to scuttle a static counterinsurgency strategy and replace it with 30,000 reinforcements and a more activist, street-by-street counterterrorism tactic.
Today, even with that strategy producing a huge drop in daily attacks, General Keane bluntly told the Washington Times that the United States again is losing.
You can read the rest of the newspaper story via the below link:
You can also read a previous post about the Iraq pullout plan via the below link:
The above DoD photo of American soldiers in Iraq was taken by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway.