KKTV 11 News | Colorado Springs, Pueblo | News

Dems Say Bush's Troop Withdrawal Is Not Enough

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

President Bush is being criticized by Democrats over his announcement Tuesday that U.S. troop levels in Iraq will remain largely the same until the next president takes over.

Bush has announced he will withdraw 8,000 combat and support troops by February.

Bush says the enemy in Iraq is still dangerous, but Iraqi forces are becoming increasingly capable.

Democrats have shot back, saying Bush isn't doing enough to get troops out of Iraq, and into Afghanistan.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he's "stunned" by the move, while House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton is calling for "more significant reductions."

There are about 146,000 U.S. troops in Iraq.


KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.

If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.

powered by Disqus
KKTV 520 E. Colorado Colorado Springs, CO 80903 Office: (719) 634-2844 Fax: (719) 632-0808 News Fax: (719) 634-3741
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 28053184 - kktv.com/a?a=28053184