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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to order that all U.S. combat troops be withdrawn from Iraq by August 2010, administration officials said Tuesday, ending the war that defined his upstart presidential campaign three months later than he had promised.
Obama's plan would pull out all combat troops 19 months after his inauguration, although he had promised repeatedly during the 2008 campaign that he would withdraw them 16 months after taking office. That schedule, based on removing roughly one brigade a month, was predicated on commanders determining that it would not endanger U.S. troops left behind or Iraq's fragile security.
Pledging to end the war in 16 months helped to build enormous grass-roots support for Obama's White House bid.
Originally posted by jerico65
[I agree, we broke it, we fix it. But do you honestly think that the Obama cabinet cares? If Iraq fails, they can simply blame Bush.
Originally posted by ADHDsux4me
Did You See Just How Many Troops There are in Iraq OVERALL?!
150,00 approx American Troops, and about 111,000 soldier contractors.
That's 261,000 troops, that's like 1 soldier for every 20 Iraqi's. The Military has far better kill capacity should they choose too, than home-grown militants.
This is nothing more than an occupation, killing any who don't like it.