< meta name="DC.Date.Valid.End" content="20050825"> Amendment Nine: George W. Bush Abandons an American Soldier

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

George W. Bush Abandons an American Soldier

People wonder what Iraq is going to look like over the next six months? It will be filled with instances of George Bush abandoning our soldiers because of political pull from Iraqi leaders. Our boys and girls are at the mercy of the Iraqi leadership now.
American soldiers rolled up their barbed-wire barricades and lifted a near siege of the largest Shiite Muslim enclave in Baghdad on Tuesday, heeding the orders of a Shiite-led Iraqi government whose assertion of sovereignty had Shiites celebrating in the streets.
That's right, Maliki says "move out" and our troops click their heels and obey. But more importantly, they do it regardless of whether or not one of their own is being held hostage.
The move lifted a near siege that had stood at least since last Wednesday. U.S. military police imposed the blockade after the kidnapping of an American soldier of Iraqi descent. The soldier's Iraqi in-laws said they believed he had been abducted by the Mahdi Army as he visited his wife at her home in the Karrada area of Baghdad, where U.S. military checkpoints were also removed as a result of Maliki's action.
Yes, you read that right. George W. Bush just ok'd an order given from a foreign leader to abandon a US soldier. I suppose this is why the Bush Administration suddenly became interested in John Kerry's jokes. It disgusts that the press pushes such filth when on the very same day, our own President abandoned a soldier at the direction of a foreign government.