Bush's two-sided argument
As alluded to this morning by Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA), since January of 2007 the Bush Administration has had a puzzling argument about the need for a large US troop presence there. When the violence was out of control, the Administration said that underscored why the US needed to remain there. When violence subsided somewhat this last winter, they also used that as justification to keep troops there. Now with violence flaring up once again, both Bush and McCain say that proves why the US can't get out of Iraq.
So then let's beg the question. Under what circumstance would it be OK for US troops to withdraw? From what Bush and McCain are hinting at, there isn't such a circumstance. They want to keep our young men and women there indefinitely. A vote for McCain is a vote for indefinite involvement in a country that had nothing to do with the attacks on our country.