April 22, 2011
I just read that someone in your Administration wants to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq. You should fire whoever came up with that hairball idea. 10K is too few to do any good, but just right to be a big target. They will serve nobody any good except those who want to go back into Iraq. If we can't afford LIHEAP and EPA and IRS and AMTRAK and all the other programs you want to cut, we can not afford an empire either.
It would be much better if you brought the troops home from Iraq this summer instead of waiting. And then you can declare and end to your shitty little war in Afghanistan. No one has a responsible end game for that disaster so you might as well create your own endgame by declaration. It would be as good as any other and serve our country better.