WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 100,000 U.S. troops could return home from Iraq by the end of 2008, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in an interview aired on Sunday although he proposed that several American military bases stay in Iraq.
Speaking on CNN television, Talabani envisioned faster U.S. troop reductions than U.S. commanders have discussed in public. But he stressed that the pace of withdrawal was up to those commanders and did not explain why he foresaw a faster pullout.
Sure, it's easy to say that when you're being led on your tour of Iraq by Bush stooges in the military, or from a comfy chair in Washington, but if this character really knew anything about Iraq he'd be calling the situation what it is: hopeless.
satire/sarcasm, with hard news embedded