Bachmann on the Iraq Study Group
Michele Bachmann: still spinning...
"I was pleased the Iraq Study Group recognized that it is not in the best interest of the United States to set arbitrary deadlines for withdrawal."
Bachmann is almost as confused and bewildered as George Bush looks in this picture:
What the Iraq Study Group's report actually said:
The primary mission of U.S. forces in Iraq should evolve to one of supporting the Iraqi army, which would take over primary responsibility for combat operations. By the first quarter of 2008, subject to unexpected developments in the security situation on the ground, all combat brigades not necessary for force protection could be out of Iraq.
1Q 2008: is that an "arbitrary deadline"?
Read the comments of Reid, Pelosi, and Murtha for intelligent commentary from people who actually read the report.
Dump Bachmann has more on Michele's past statements on Iraq. Apparently Michele has set her own "arbitrary deadline" in the past. Our troops will withdraw, she said,
"When freedom reigns over terror."That's a deadline as arbitrary as your definitions of "freedom" and "terror."