The President, speaking to a group of soldiers heading for Iraq as part of the surge had this to say,
“I’m pleased to announce that the Department of Defense and I have formulated a plan for a speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq,” Bush announced Monday morning. “We’ll just go through Iran.” Congressional Democrats, though pleased with this surprising support of their proposed troop pullout plan, said they would wait to see how their base, would respond to this proposal, before giving their own well thought out pandering.
Pentagon spokesman, Gen. Casey had a few comments about the logistical concerns of this operation,
“The plan also includes a minor stopover for refueling and provisional replenishment in Syria,” Casey said. “But I don’t expect we’ll need more than 50,000 additional troops for that stretch of the Iraq pullout.”