Thursday, August 30, 2007


The colonial troops want to go home

The Iraq policy, despite the spin put on it by the junta, is failing and falling. Even our loyal colonial troops don’t like the idea:

Santa Barbara News-Press
Call at National Guard conference for U.S. withdrawal from Iraq greeted with standing ovation

DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press Writer

August 25, 2007 6:08 PM
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A call by Puerto Rico's governor for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq earned a standing ovation Saturday from a conference of more than 4,000 National Guardsmen.

Gov. Anibal Acevedo Vila said the U.S. administration has ''no new strategy and no signs of success'' and that prolonging the war would needlessly put guardsmen in harm's way.

''The war in Iraq has fractured the political will of the United States and the world,'' he said at the opening of the 129th National Guard Association general conference. ''Clearly, a new war strategy is required and urgently.''

Acevedo said sending more troops to Iraq would be a costly blunder.

''By increasing the number of National Guard and reserve troops, we put our soldiers in danger for the umpteenth time since the beginning of the global war on terrorism,'' said the governor, adding U.S. territories and states need Guard reserves in the event of natural disasters and domestic disturbances.


AP-WS-08-25-07 2056EDT

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