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U.S. ends combat operations in Iraq

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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U.S. ending combat operations in Iraq


www.msnbc.msn.com

BREAKING NEWS
NEAR THE IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER — The last U.S. combat troops were crossing the border into Kuwait on Thursday morning, bringing to a close the active combat phase of a 7½-year war that overthrew the dictatorial regime of Saddam Hussein, forever defined the presidency of George W. Bush and left more than 4,400 American service members and tens of thousands of Iraqis dead.
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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:16 PM
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Amen. It is about time our heroes come home. God bless all of them for the hard work they have done. Regardless of if you supported the war there or not, you can't say it is not a good feeling knowing your friends, family, and other loved ones are heading home! Living near a military base this is like Christmas in August because it means friends are coming back home from their countless tours since the inception of this war.


-Sliadon

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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:17 PM
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I'm so happy I can kiss my computer screen. President Obama has just won himself new support for this!!!



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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Here is a screenshot pic of the exciting news!


-Sliadon


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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There are still 'contractors' in Iraq- am I wrong?

Make no mistake, US interests in the area has not disappeared.

This is just eye candy.

Interesting though, since the defamation of Iran is heating up.

[edit on 18-8-2010 by star in a jar]


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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50k troops still remain in iraq. its not fully over, especially with the coming attack on iran... hidden agenda i say...



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:34 PM
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50k troops still remain in iraq. its not fully over, especially with the coming attack on iran... hidden agenda i say...



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:35 PM
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At least this war has ended. What do you think will happen next?


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:36 PM
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Is it over? Did we win?

What a damn joke.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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You are absolutely right. Read the article, the MSM is acknowledging this point.


“We are ending the war ... but we are not ending our work in Iraq,” he said. “We have a long-term commitment to Iraq.”


Very open-ended. Contractors and non-combat are still there. But it is a step in the right direction!


-Sliadon



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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war in iraq is over..!!!

war in iran begins..!!

well thats what i think, to me this may just be a re-deployment of troops

moosevernel



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:37 PM
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make it look like they're finished the job, but the job was never to free iraq, it was to occupy it and control the middle east. its the perfect place to control the region... then when they hit iran and have send more troops back, they'll make it look like its irans fault that it never ended...



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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One Theater moved to the back-end, while another opens on the fore-front of the stage.

This is actually a rather interesting event.

Makes me wonder what is coming next.

Leave one spot, only to move to another.

Iran next?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:38 PM
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The war won't end for the Iraqis, barring a miracle.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:40 PM
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I can't imagine what will come to Iraq after we leave. Do you think a Civil war between the Sunnis and Shiites?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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The Optimist in me says "Yay! Our boys are comin' home!".

The Pessimist in me says "Yay! At least our boys will get a break and see their families before they head to Iran!"

I hope the Optimist is right.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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Originally posted by RizeorDie
50k troops still remain in iraq. its not fully over, especially with the coming attack on iran... hidden agenda i say...


YUP and not to mention there is an upcoming election for The Democratic Party and gop this why obama and dems are pushing this, its just to grab some voters.




U.S. ends combat operations in Iraq After 7½ years, last convoy of fighting forces rolling into Kuwa


typical media propaganda





50,000 advisers remain


advisers? u mean USA forces and usa bases.

again anyone who believes MSNBC is a fool.



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:43 PM
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They hope this sates the masses' lust for "change". They also need troops for the coming war/containment.

Will you defy ignorance?



posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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The one thing some of you are missing though, is how this is a symbolic gesture by the United States. Yes, there are 50,000 troops still there. But they are staying to continue training Iraqi soldiers, not fight. We have troops stationed in Germany still. Does it mean we are at war with the defunct USSR still? No. We still have bases in Saudi Arabia. It is us helping the people in those nations out still.

There has been mentioning of fear of civil war between the Sunni and Shia Islamic peoples. Those troops of ours helping train are helping Iraq be stable enough to diffuse conflict between the groups. It doesn't mean we are guaranteeing success, but we are trying.

Obama removing the troops says to the world that he is upholding his commitment to end the war in the middle east. A very strong political move.


-Sliadon


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posted on Aug, 18 2010 @ 06:46 PM
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The war is over? I thought it ended years ago when Bush gave the victory speech in 2003 aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln.

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CNN) -- The following is an unedited transcript of President Bush's historic speech from the flight deck of the USS Lincoln, during which he declared an end to major combat in Iraq:

Thank you. Thank you all very much.

Admiral Kelly, Captain Card, officers and sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln, my fellow Americans, major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed.



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