FoxNews: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000
Currently, about 45,000 U.S. troops are stationed in Iraq. The generals on the ground had requested that the number of troops remaining in Iraq at the end of the year reach about 27,000. But, there was major pushback about "the cost and the political optics" of that decision that the number was then reduced to 10,000.
Current strength: 45,000.
Suggested (Generals): 27,000.
Suggested (Liberals): 10,000.
Obama Compromise: 3,000.
We're sure this won't put our soldiers in harms way, or threaten Iraq's security. Nah.
He is the Commander in Chief and it is his right to make this call. We know how bitter he is having been exposed as a fraud. Of course, he is the one who did the exposing with every decision so far. And this is his way to respond to the new criticisms.
Angry? Yes! But we are only surprised it took this long. We're on the record as praising Obama's continuation of the War on Terror - something we seriously did not expect in 2009.