Thursday, May 31, 2007

Iraq: Like South Korea

If you ever had any hope American troops would leave Iraq soon, don't count on it if Bush's ideas for post-war Iraq are implemented.

Bush said this week he sees South Korea has a model for how long American troop presence should remain in Iraq.

American troops have been in South Korea since 1950.

Do not worry, for Tony Snow reminds us of this;

“The Korean model is one in which the United States provides a security
presence, but you’ve had the development of a successful democracy in South
Korea over a period of years, and, therefore, the United States is there as a
force of stability.”

Snow conviently left out the fact that South Korea did not hold it's first direct presidential election until 1988.

Number of years between the first American troops landing in the country until it elected a democratic government? 38.

so, what you're telling us Tony Snow is that it's ok, even necessary that we stay in Iraq until 2041?

The people might think differently.

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