Suddenly Doolittle Wants Troop Withdrawal in Iraq
So, let's compare Doolittle today and Doolittle a little while ago (something which the Sacramento Bee in its article failed to do).
Here's what he's saying now:
But Thursday, Doolittle characterized the war as a "quagmire" and said America should soon step back to a training and advisory role for Iraqi forces.
"We've got to get off the front lines as soon as possible," Doolittle told a gathering at the Rocklin City Hall chambers. "And in my mind, that means something like the end of the year. We just can't continue to tolerate these kinds of losses."
Doolittle added in an interview: "I don't want to keep having our people dying on the front lines. I am increasingly convinced that we never are going to succeed in actually ending people dying (in Iraq). I think it's going to be a constant conflict ... and if that is going to happen ... it needs to be the Iraqis dying and not the Americans."
Doolittle said he would vote for war in Iraq again "if the same facts were before me" because it has meant protection for the United States.
Doolittle rolled religious beliefs into Iraq, noting that the Bible tells him Armageddon will take place the Middle East.
"I don't know how long it's going to go," Doolittle said. "It's a kill or be killed world unfortunately. I don't know how to solve the problem but it's better to be on the offensive than sitting here and letting people be killed."
Hmm, seems like Armageddon has passed us by. Fascinating, how Doolittle's world turns, ain't it?
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