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Envoy: U.S. Troops to be in Iraq into 2009

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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Envoy: U.S. Troops to be in Iraq into 2009


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From Associated Press
February 01, 2008 8:03 PM EST
WASHINGTON - President Bush's top diplomat in Iraq said Friday that the U.S. plans to keep combat troops there into 2009, seen as the tipping point for establishing the nation's long-term security, and he offered no deadline for a full withdrawal.

Ambassador Ryan Crocker told The Associated Press that he can't make any promises if, as the Democratic candidates have signaled, the next president pulls forces out faster or in greater numbers.

Crocker said America remains "a center of gravity" in Iraq almost five years after invasion, and that violence and political development both hinge to a considerable degree on whether U.S. forces remain there.

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:28 PM
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No suprise there. Why don't we just make it 2010, ah heck just say 2050! If these bozo leaders get their way, that's what it will be undoubtedly.

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posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:31 PM
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Why not tommorow? Lol



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:43 PM
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Even Hillary and Obama are talking about setting a withdrawal date conveniently outside of what would be the end of their first term as president of the United States. This isn't shocking, nor are the politically inspired timetables given by the two leading Democratic candidates.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:49 PM
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well thats no shock if they get the bases built there they want to build we will allways be there just like south korea. my cousin was stationed in south korea he said that all they did was protect the border and run exercises. i see us being in iraq and afghanistan a long long time.



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:51 PM
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So in the mean time, 5 dead soldiers here, 10 dead soldiers there, month after month, year after year...No big deal to our leaders I guess. What's a few more hundred dead soldiers, maybe a few more thousand over the next few years? How freakin long is it going to take? How many more guys have to die for this? What do they think is going to be accomplished?



posted on Feb, 1 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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People believe that the day Bush leaves office, all the troops will come home. That ain't gonna happen.

They'll leave, but it has to be done right, not just yanked out as soon as the airlift gets in country.




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