Withdrawing Early Would Negate Positive Gains
Washington, D.C.– The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for the United States Military spoke out recently on the process of withdrawal from Iraq. Navy Admiral Mike Mullen told reporters that while we are committed to withdrawing from Iraq, that the process must be orderly, and not before current success in the nation can be maintained.
Withdrawing early, too fast, or haphazardly will cause all the efforts and wins in Iraq to turn into failure, said JCS Mullen.
“As a military leadership group, the Joint Chiefs are prepared for the process, and know what must be done,” said Admiral Mullen. “We are ready for the ongoing process of withdrawal, no matter who winds up being our next President,” said Mullen.
“The only worry that we have is having to withdraw too fast, in a way that causes terrorists to feel welcome or to rush back in. We don’t want to withdraw in any way that leaves an opening for Al Qaeda or other extremists to hurt the Iraqi people,” said Admiral Mullen.
“When a new President is elected in the United States, I will receive my new orders and we will get busy to carry them out, no matter what they are. I just pray that we are allowed to do the withdrawal from Iraq in a measured, effective way that truly helps the Iraqi public the most,” said Mullen.