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Withdrawal of the United States Forces from Iraq
Recognizing the performance and increasing capacity of the Iraqi Security Forces, the
assumption of full security responsibility by those Forces, and based upon the strong
relationship between the Parties, an agreement on the following has been reached:
1. All the United States Forces shall withdraw from all Iraqi territory no later than
December 31, 2011. ....
I swear, I heard the Secretary of Defense say on the radio, just a couple of days ago, that the U.S. will maintain a force of 40,000 troops in Iraq, for, until whenever. Probably "trainers".
Originally posted by Daedal
Looking more like 1968 everyday man..
Originally posted by samlf3rd
Wow, I just realized that when Obama has realized he will need the support from his people will he do what we have been asking him all along to do-Get the troops out of some place we have no business in. I am curious to see why they are all grouping up in the states. War? Need more voters?
This reminds me of Bush's last moments in office when he got a good look in the mirror and said "Wow, what have I done to be remembered in history, other than destroy my own country's infrastructure, jobs, and immigration policy?
I'm just saying I remember hearing Obama talk about all this magic called "Change".
Originally posted by TsukiLunar
The troops have been planning on being here by the end of the year 2011 for years now. Remember that meeting where some douche threw a shoe at Bush. Ya, since then.
So no, it was not planned for Obamas convenience.