During an interview last night on Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes, conservative pundit Dick Morris said that after all the American sacrifices in Iraq, he wants “bases out of that,” essentially arguing that the more American casualties there are, the more the United States deserves bases from Iraq. He then explained that he envisioned the permanent bases would be “like they are in Okinawa or North Korea”:
After we’ve sustained 4,000 casualties, I don’t know about you, but I want bases out of that. I want the ability to have troops near Iran. And I’m not saying they go off base. They’re like they are in Okinawa or North Korea.
The United States military bases are actually in South Korea, where approximately 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed.