“It is about time that we restored peace in this country.” General Ricardo Sanchez says to himself. It is early in the morning when he is about to have breakfast with the President Bush at White House. General Sanchez is expected to brief the president on the current events taking place in Iraq so that the president can make decisions. Additionally, General Sanchez is also expected to offer the president advice on whether to withdraw military troops in Iraq or not. After the general has finished preparing himself, he heads straight to the White House where the meeting is taking place.
On reaching the White House, General Sanchez has to follow protocol for purposes of security. After finishing the security checks, the general is directed towards one of the rooms where he is going to have breakfast with the president. The room is well prepared like a five star hotel. In addition, the room has all the technology for teleconferencing. Soon after the general is settled in one of the chairs, the president walks in the room (Kennerly 2004).
“Good morning general, how are you this morning?” President Bush greets the general.
“I am fine, sir.” The general answers.
The breakfast is served and soon every body leaves the room and the general is left with the president so that they can discuss the issue of Iraq in privacy.
General Sanchez Briefing to the President. As they are taking breakfast, the president asks the general, “Please tell me what are the current status in Iraq.”
General Sanchez begins by saying that, over the past few months, peace is restoring slowly in the streets of Iraq. Most of the terrorist have been captured while others have gone into hiding. In addition, there is a government ready to lead Iraq. However, there are certain issues people who are trying to attack the military. It is not known who they are. Moreover, they are not known in which group they belong. The president takes a long pause before talking as he sips a cup of tea.
“What is the reaction of the military personnel? What are their views? Do they believe that this is the right decision or do they want to continue their operations in Iraq?” the president asks.
“Most of the military personnel are tired, and they want to go home to their families. Therefore, their opinion is distorted due to their personal feelings. However, there are those who are arguing that it is in the best interest if the US military continues with the operations because Iraq is not in a state to govern itself. This is because they do not have a military or a stable government. On the other hand, certain military personnel believe that it is in the best interest if Iraq people are left to govern themselves at this time otherwise they will not be able to do this on their own.” General Sanchez answers the president briefly.
General Sanchez Advice to President Bush. “What do you think are the best solutions to solve this situation?” President Bush asks General Sanchez Advise.
“To be honest sir,” the general begins, “I believe it is better if we left Iraq to govern themselves and call of the military troops. This is because peace has already been restored. Secondly, this is costing the country a lot of money. However, it would be better if some of the military personnel are left behind in Iraq to act guidance to the government and train the Iraq military before completely calling off the troops” (Freed 2011).
After this, President Bush and General Sanchez are through with their breakfast. The President finalizes the meeting and tells General Sanchez that he will get back to him with a final decision.