伊拉克撤军倒计时

美国在伊拉克大规模的军事部署会维持到何时?这正是当前布什第二任总统任期的中心问题。直到最近,布什政府用一句很老套的话作为回答:“到了该撤军的时候,我们一天都不会拖延。”这就是他们做出的全部许诺。

11月17日,当民主党鹰派众议员、海军老兵约翰•默撒(John Murtha)提出在六个月内撤出伊拉克的建议时,这种僵持局面才开始得到缓和。不久,由共和党控制的参议院对“2006年向实现伊拉克全面主权过渡”的议题进行了投票。布什开始表示反对,继而改变措辞,表示会比先前预期的时间更早一些削减驻伊部队。

公众对布什伊拉克政策的支持率明显下降。54%的美国人现在认为美国派遣部队是个错误,而在2003年战争刚刚开始的时候这个数字只有24%。这在某种程度上反映出伤亡率的持续上升,现在美国士兵的伤亡数量已经超过2100人。

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