Last Sunday, Defense Secretary Gates admitted that he told the Iraqi legislature that it was unacceptable for them to have an adjournment while Americans were fighting, killing and dying for their country. They went anyway. This means something pretty devastating, doesn’t it?
Our army says you can’t take a break but they do. Who pulls the strings here? Do the Iraqis know that we’ll continue to attempt to protect them (or at least our interests) regardless of what they do? We are in way too deep.