Sunday, August 06, 2006

Hey Pretty Boy, Shut Up.

Edwards wants immediate Iraq withdrawal

Mr. Edwards, by following your advice and pulling out 40,000 troops right this very second...we will lose more American lives than if we stay and finish the job. I will not encourage letting 2584 lives be lost in vain.

Dechen, Kurt E.
Lance Corporal
U.S. Marine
1st BN, 25th Marine Reg, 4th Marine Division
Hostile - hostile fire
Al Anbar Province

Ulloa Jr., George M.
U.S. Marine
2nd Tank BN, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Hostile - hostile fire
Al Anbar Province

Lee, Marc A.
Petty Officer 2nd Class
U.S. Navy
West Coast-based SEAL Team

MOULTONBORO, N.H. - Former vice presidential candidate John Edwards, who is considering another run for the Democratic presidential nomination, said Saturday the United States should start pulling troops out of Iraq immediately.

The former senator from North Carolina told reporters America should "make it clear (to Iraqis) we are leaving, and the best way is to start leaving. We should take 40,000 combat troops out now."

Edwards, who has said he regretted his vote as a U.S. senator authorizing President Bush to invade Iraq, said he would ask the country's military leaders for a strategy "to have the (rest of the) troops out in roughly 12 to 18 months."

"There is no chance other countries in the world will help Iraq as long as we are an occupying force," he said.

On the Israeli-Hezbollah fighting in the Middle East, Edwards noted he was on the Israel-Lebanon border only three weeks ago, and said Israel "has absolutely the right to defend itself," though he said there "needs to be an international security force in southern Lebanon."

Oh yes, one more thing, I said "Shut Up" in my title of this post...should I have said Shove It? I guess that one is debatable.