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Originally posted by NJE03
I think the motive for this happening now, as opposed to any other time, is in hopes that his party will not lose seats come November elections. I feel this should have happened some time ago.
Originally posted by David9176
Everyone knows we are never leaving Iraq. IT doesn't matter what the President states.
WE HAVE TROOPS AND MILITARY BASES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. We are everywhere and that is part of the problem.
Obama is taking the advice of military leaders and those around him. He isn't making these decisions on his own...although I know that you all love to pin this on him.
If you are sitting in a meeting and everyone else is telling you that something has to be doen a certain way...and you don't personally have the knowledge of that subject...you will most likely TAKE THEIR ADVICE.
Anyway, Iraq isn't what is going to hurt Obama. It wasn't "his" war. Afghanistan is his war....and that will be his failure.
We can't afford another 10 years of war....and if all the conservatives were so GD'd worried about the FRICKIN DEFICIT....THEY'D BE PROTESTING THIS COSTLY, ENDLESS WAR.
Originally posted by justadood
He, and any other President who would like to bring home the troops is in a VERY difficult position of having to deal with a deeply-embedded military industrial complex that will aggressively go after anyone who might reign on that cash cow even a little.
And then we have the Republicans on the right pretending like they have been against the Iraq war all along...