Yep, the White House is now rapidly moving away from any claims that we are going to reduce troop levels this year. When these claims originally came out, I did mention that they "had an out." Looks like they are using it.
Let's be honest; claims that we are going to be reducing troop levels are simply little bits of propaganda to placate the masses and to give the pro-war-bots something to proclaim to their readership. Later, they always retract the calim, with the hopes that people will have forgotten about it by now.
Gosh, troop reductions in Iraq are a lot like the enforcement of our immigration laws!
That is all.