Let's recap the salient points here:
1. In September, 2008, the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) - after months of preparation - is ordered to Iraq. (One of two SBCTs that were then scheduled to replace the two currently in Iraq)
2. In February, 2009, President Obama announces his Iraq drawdown/Afghanistan surge - the 5th SBCT will be diverted to Afghanistan instead of Iraq.
3. March, 2009, the DoD announces the 4th SBCT will deploy to Iraq this fall, several months ahead of the original schedule replacing the 5th SBCT in the rotation in order to maintain two Stryker Brigades in Iraq.
For the Commander-In-Chief to be playing politics with the lives of American soldiers is reprehensible, and in my opinion a qualification of "high crimes". But, thanks to the Left's lapdog media, no one will hear much of it. Pity.
from Greyhawk via AOSHQ