The answer is that the U.S. has no intention what-so-ever of pulling troops out of Iraq. Look around the world for further evidence that the U.S. has no plans to leave Iraq. There are U.S. military bases in every theater that it has operated in the last century except Viet Nam. There are bases in Japan, Europe, South Korea and Cuba.
So why are the media and the Democratic Presidential candidates acting as though there is some actual chance that the U.S. will bring the troops home from Iraq?
Are Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton just uninformed or are they lying when they both say they will bring the troops home? I tend to think they are both lying. After all they both serve in the U.S. Senate so they are privy to all the goings on in Iraq. Which means the Senators know that the U.S. is not only occupying over 100 bases in Iraq but at least 14 of them are described by the Pentagon as "enduring bases".
It seems that the only Presidential candidate that is currently speaking the truth about America's future involvement in Iraq is Sen. John McCain. Say what you want about him but he is unabashedly giving the American people the "straight dope" on Iraq.
Another question is; why hasn't America's corporate media asked Obama or Clinton more about their supposed plans to bring troops home? Could it be that big business has a stake in America staying in Iraq?
Can you say oil.
The Iraq situation is problematic in terms of how the Democratic candidates are addressing it. There needs to be more real questioning of them by someone. Otherwise , if either is elected, they may just do what the Democratic Congress has done since taking the majority; which is make excuses as to why the troops are not home yet.
What do you think?
Are Clinton and Obama lying?
Do you really believe the troops are coming home any time soon?