Date registered: Sep 2004
Vehicle: 83 Astral Silver 280 SL
Location: Planet Houston
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Leave at a time of our choosing in accordance with the Iraqi government's wishes. They will probably want us around to be the bad cop for a few years in a slow withdrawal first in-country to garrisons and then out of the country.
So long and thanks for all the fish.
In other words, endless Republican War. You bastards want our kids to die for their country so we can get a friendly government in to get their oil, it is that simple. Your glee over the fact we have finally murdered enough people to cause a slight slowdown in violence will cease with the next round of car bombs and assasinations.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address