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H.R. 2956 - Troop Redeployment Bill Passes the House

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posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 05:33 PM
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H.R. 2956: Responsible Redeployment from Iraq Act

Ayes: 223
Nays: 201

10 Democrats and 191 Republicans voted against this bill.

See how your Congressman voted


To require the Secretary of Defense to commence the reduction of the number of United States Armed Forces in Iraq to a limited presence by April 1, 2008, and for other purposes.

Text of Legislation


Once again they are not trying to end the war, just reduce the amount of troops in Iraq by April, 2008.


The last Iraq redeployment bill that the house voted on allowed troops to remain in Iraq also.




posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 05:51 PM
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well now this just stinks. More of a reason to not have soldiers on the home turf when the battle turns domestic...



posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 06:50 PM
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Why is it that so few people seem to understand this..


Even if we we're to say that we were going to end the war and cal everyone back
right now, we would still have to do these things.

There are about 141,000 troops in Iraq right now, not to mention hundreds
of tons of equipment and vehicles.

It will take more than a year just to bring everyone and everything home, and it would
be suicidally ignorant to not have troops there for security reasons during the pull-out.


It does'nt matter what anyone wants, or even tries, we will be in Iraq for the next
4-7 years, and I support it.



posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 08:05 PM
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Originally posted by iori_komei
Even if we we're to say that we were going to end the war and cal everyone back right now, we would still have to do these things.


Yes, but the bill only says the amount of troops have to be reduced by April 2008. It doesn't say anything about the troops that would remain there being redeployed anytime after that date.


Originally posted by iori_komei
It does'nt matter what anyone wants, or even tries, we will be in Iraq for the next 4-7 years, and I support it.


It won't take 4-7 years to redeploy the troops, no matter how much equipment and vehicles they have to bring back.



posted on Aug, 4 2007 @ 08:45 PM
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It will take about 2.5 years to get everyone and everything back.


However, we can not just leave Iraq right now, nor can we stay there indefinitely
or for more than another 7 years, atleast with anywhere near as many troops as
are there currently.

It's my opinion that we need to wait another year and a half before we start deciding
if we're going to stay three more years of five more years.



posted on Aug, 5 2007 @ 12:23 AM
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A reduction is a step in the right direction. Shrink the force until all that it's really good for is providing exit security, and then Bush has no reason to even fight the final withdrawl. Not that Bush the decider would allow any significant reductions.



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