It is reported that 1,500 troops of the 82nd Airborne's Ready Brigade are to be sent to Iraq to bolster security for the upcoming elections there. More than 10,000 troops there have had their tours extended for the same reason.
Do we really care about the elections in Iraq? Do we really think that will change the country that much? Is democracy what they really want? Or is this a sham so our president can say what a great man he is by "freeing" Iraq from a tyrant? Something his daddy failed to do 14 years ago.
Too many questions, no clear answers. Let us bring the troops home and leave the future of Iraq to the Iraqis. We can still buy oil from them, as they need the money badly. Just maybe this whole war is over the oil and nothing else.