Instead of The Office, I was treated to the Presidential Address regarding General Petraeus’ recent report. As the wife of a deployed soldier I avoid the news and politics pretty much at all costs but I was happy to hear this address. In case you missed it, President Bush is taking General Petraeus’ recommendations and ending “The Surge” and will bring a combat team home by Christmas and will greatly reduce the troop levels to pre-surge numbers by next summer.
1) PLEASE, please, please, please, PLEASE God let Ryan’s combat unit be the one to get sent home by Christmas!
2) It’ll be very easy to greatly reduce troop numbers by the summer…the 3rd Division is supposed to come home Summer ’08. If they don’t send anyone to replace them…voila! Lower troop numbers!