Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Iraqi interior minister visits troops

Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bulani visited wounded U.S. soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center today, thanking the troops for their sacrifice on behalf of his country.

Through and interpreter, Bulani expressed his "gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices made by these great warrior-soldiers, in the freeing of the Iraqi people and in helping us in Iraq to recover from tyranny and dictatorship,” according to a DoD report.

Bulani also thanked the families of U.S. service member's for their sacrifice on behalf of his country.

When asked about a time frame for withdraw of U.S. troops, Bulani said that would depend on all kinds of considerations that could come into play.

Bulani seems to understand what so many U.S. politicians and citizens fail to grasp. Circumstances on the ground must dictate the withdraw of troops, not timetables based on wishful thinking or political expedience.

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