Thursday, January 22, 2009
Barack Obama 16 months or SOFA
Well change has come to Washington. President Barack Obama is still saying 16 months and we will be out of Iraq. The SOFA agreement says 2011. Which will win out, we will have to wait and see. The soldiers are hoping they don't have to come back to Iraq again. Most have been here for two tours and extra long ones at that. I think that's why they were glued to the TV during the inauguration speech.
The contractors all talk about how nothing is changing. It seems we should be planning for when the troops leave the cities in less than 6 months.. No word on that subject. Maybe they are waiting until after the January 31st Iraqi elections. One of my coworkers who has spent some time here and Afghanistan, said we came in a hurry and will be leaving in a hurry too. It should be interesting to see what happens next.
I am out.