The president addresses US troops in Osan, Korea
. . . 55 years after US forces entered the Korean conflict:
"As South Korea has grown more free and prosperous, it's built an increasingly capable military that is now ready to assume a larger role in defending its people. By assuming some responsibilities that have traditionally been shouldered by American forces, South Korea will strengthen the deterrent on the Korean Peninsula and free up some of our combat forces to help us win the war on terror."
. . . and two years after US forces invaded Iraq:
"Our strategy can be summed up this way: As Iraqis stand up, we will stand down, and when our commanders on the ground tell me that Iraqi forces can defend their freedom, our troops will come home with the honor they have earned."
So, that's his exit strategy. Two years down, fifty-three to go.