Talk of The End Begins

It doesn’t get more cynical than this.

The Bush administration is developing what are described as concepts for
reducing American combat forces in Iraq by as much as half next year, according
to senior administration officials in the midst of the internal debate.

The concepts call for a reduction in forces that could lower troop levels
by the midst of the 2008 presidential election to roughly 100,000, from about
146,000, the latest available figure, which the military reported on May 1.
They would also greatly scale back the mission that President Bush set for
the American military when he ordered it in January to win back control of
Baghdad and Anbar Province. … ..

House Is Said to Debate ’08 Cut in Iraq Troops by 50%

Unless you count this beauty from Michael Gordon: Increased Strife Is Foreseen in Iraq if U.S. Troops Leave. That usually happens when the government won’t make deals to reconcile differences between rival factions in the middle of a civil war, while also planning vacations with the people left stuck in the middle of the mess. This is our problem at this point because…. ?