THE CFR WANTS US TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ?
1. signal weakness and defeat for the USA, a nation initially built on freedom,
2. would minimize casualties in eventually getting the hydrocarbon law passed
3. remove an obvious target for Iran when Tehran is attacked and thus save the oil wells which would then belong to Anglo-American oil corporations, and would make Israel the focus of any Iranian retaliation, which I think is the whole point of Israel.
4. would give the troops and the nation a breather before the next war
US think tank urges retreat from Iraq by Dave Clark
Fri Feb 9, 9:02 AM ET
BAGHDAD (AFP) - An independent think tank warned that the situation in Iraq was beyond repair and urged that US forces should be pulled out whatever the result of the current "surge" of troops into Baghdad.
A report from Washington's Council on Foreign Relations concluded that a US military victory was impossible in Iraq, where "amateurish" post-invasion rule by American officials had seen Iraq collapse into civil war.
The respected institute's stark assessment comes at a time of collapsing public support for the war in the United States and mounting opposition to President George W. Bush's strategy within Congress.
"The United States has already achieved all that it is likely to achieve in Iraq... Staying in Iraq can only drive up the price of those gains in blood, treasure and strategic position," wrote Steven Simon, author of the report.
But look at this statement again; "The United States has already achieved all that it is likely to achieve in Iraq..."
What has been achieved? Worldwide hatred and mistrust of the USA, grand theft and corruption, civil war and the hydrocarbon law.
Job's a good 'un!