Obama - From Barack Obamas Web Site The Problem Inadequate...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
From Barack Obama’s Web Site The Problem Inadequate Security and Political Progress in Iraq: Since the surge began, more than 1,000 American troops have died, and despite the improved security situation, the Iraqi government has not stepped forward to lead the Iraqi people and to reach the genuine political accommodation that was the stated purpose of the surge. Our troops have heroically helped reduce civilian casualties in Iraq to early 2006 levels. This is a testament to our military’s hard work, improved counterinsurgency tactics, and enormous sacrifice by our troops and military families. It is also a consequence of the decision of many Sunnis to turn against al Qaeda in Iraq, and a lull in Shia militia activity. But the absence of genuine political accommodation in Iraq is a direct result of President Bush’s failure to hold the Iraqi government accountable. Strains on the Military: More than 1.75 million servicemen and women have served in Iraq or Afghanistan; more than 620,000 troops have completed multiple deployments. Military members
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/02/2009 for the course PHIL 1010 taught by Professor Outlaw during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online