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Following President Donald Trump's surprise Christmas visit to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq, Iraqi leaders have expressed their desire for the remaining U.S. forces to leave their country permanently.
While Iraq's Parliament is divided between two blocs, lawmakers from both sides have called for a vote to demand that U.S. troops leave the country. More than 5,000 U.S. troops are currently in Iraq.
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
There was a plan for Iraq after Saddam was caught and exterminated, and that was to ensure a stronger foothold in the M.E. The U.S will not be withdrawing soon, especially with the Russians in Syria.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: carewemust
If their governing themselves enough to have a vote, we should respect that vote and leave.
Is democracy important to the u.s.a. or not?
Is it important enough to trump for him to want to leave?
We will see.
Qais Khazali, the head of the Iran-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia that fought key battles against Isis in north Iraq, promised on Twitter that parliament would vote to expel US forces from Iraq, or the militia and others would force them out by “other means”.
Khazali was jailed by British and US forces from 2007 to 2010 for managing sections of the Shia insurgency against the occupation during those years.
originally posted by: projectvxn
Hopefully we can leave soon. Let those cowards run their own country with their pussy ass military that folds at the slightest hint of resistance.
Next is Afghanistan.