Did Obama End Combat in Iraq or Not?...

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    Today:

    CTCentral - News from the Associated Press

    BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. and Iraqi forces launched a joint raid in the former insurgent stronghold of Fallujah early Wednesday, killing seven people, Iraqi officials said.

    President Barack Obama declared the end of combat operations in Iraq on Sept. 1 when the number of American troops fell below 50,000. The remaining soldiers can fire to defend themselves and their bases. Their primary focus is on training Iraqi security forces and taking part in operations hunting insurgents only at the request of the Iraqi government.

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    So which is it?...

    Seriously, I'm Confused about this.

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    Combat brigades have been removed. That doesn't mean that the remaining troops will see no combat. It also doesn't mean that US forces will fail to support Iraqi operations, combat and otherwise.

    US forces won't lead combat operations.
     
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    If only you would have Supported the Previous President this way...

    There might be more People Alive today!... :thup:

    Let me know when you want to Discuss the Bold/Larger type in the AP Story in my OP.

    That's Specifically what I was Taking Issue with.

    But you did a halfway Decent Job of Spinning for the Party. :clap2:

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    What the fuck are you talking about? Who said I support this plan by Obama?

    If everyone else had NOT supported the previous president's war plan as I did NOT support the president's plan, there would be thousands more people alive today.
     
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    Then Stop Excusing it and Distracting from the Purpose of this Thread...

    I Highlighted the Issue I have in the OP with the AP...

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    You asked a question. I answered it. I didn't "Excuse" anything.
     
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    You really Believe that, don't you?... :rofl:

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    the remaining troops are combat brigades; they've just been redesignated as advisory brigades. personally, i think it's a sleazy politically driven ploy to *designate* them as such, but i'm glad that they're able to defend themselves.

    The Army has three different standard brigade combat teams: infantry, Stryker and heavy. To build an Advise and Assist Brigade, the Army selects one of these three and puts it through special training before deploying....

    To prepare for their mission in Iraq, heavy, infantry and Stryker brigades receive specialized training that can include city management courses, civil affairs training and border patrol classes.

    As far as equipment goes, the brigades either brought their gear with them or used equipment left behind that is typical to their type of brigade, said Ratcliff.


    Combat brigades in Iraq under different name - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

    obama can no more end combat in iraq than king canute could command the tides-only a rube would think otherwise
     
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    Holy shit you're dumb. Let's review:

    I replied:

    in other words, it's both. No one said US forces would no longer see combat -that's your own wetdreaming.



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    hope this helps-good luck

    Will Meek PhD: Counseling Psychologist & Therapist in Vancouver WA
     

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