Troop Shell Game
March 9, 2009 2 Comments
Important post at Greyhawk (HT Ace). Apparently a brigade of troops was diverted from Iraq to Afghanistan, which made the news, but then another brigade was just sent to Iraq in its place anyway. In other words, the stationing of troops was manipulated for purposes of PR.
Which is precisely what all you geniuses have been asking for the last five years, with the constant whining about whether/how many troops we have stationed in Iraq mostly from people who haven’t been and won’t be affected one way or the other by where troops are stationed. They are asking for symbolism over substance, and in President Obama, that’s what they have gotten.