From an April 18, 2010 AP report: The planned withdrawal of nearly 45,000 U.S. troops from Iraq by end of August is on track in spite of a recent increase in attacks by militant forces, the top U.S. military commander in Iraq said Sunday.
Army Gen. Ray Odierno said that, unless there is a dramatic and unforeseen change in the security situation, the U.S. troop drawdown will go ahead and scheduled.
According to the prophecy of Jeremiah in chapters 50 through 51 in his book in the Hebrew bible, there will be a dramatic change in the security situation -- the burning of the cities.
And because of the fire, the nations will become exhausted, and will abandon the land of the Chaldeans, Babylon, not as a successful withdrawal plan, but out of frustration at the failure of reconstruction.
Now if the fires never come, and we withdraw according to the agreed upon timetable, it will have been proven that these events today in Iraq are NOT the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy. We shall see. I await the fires.