Obama Sets 2010 Date for Ending Iraq War

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    Obama told top leaders in Congress on Thursday that he will end combat operations in Iraq on Aug. 31, 2010, putting a halt to all U.S.-led counterinsurgency efforts and transitioning the mission in Iraq to training, advising and engaging in limited counter-terrorist operations, congressional sources tell FOX News.

    is expected to deliver a speech Friday at the Marine base in Camp Lejeune, N.C, in which he will order an immediate drawdown of the 142,000 Marines and Army personnel in Iraq. He has set a goal of reducing the U.S. military footprint in Iraq to no fewer than 35,000 and no more than 50,000 personnel after that date, congressional leaders were told.


    Obama Sets 2010 Date for Ending Iraq War - First 100 Days of Presidency - Politics FOXNews.com




    oh well, so much for "I'm gonna bring the troops home"" translation,, "I'm going to leave 1/3 of the troops there indefinitely" so you kos koolaid drinkers can just stfu.. :lol::lol::lol:
     
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    My prediction: Obama will keep a minimum of 35,000 troops in Iraq until at least 2012.
     
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    I would hate to be the 35 thousand left there.. Now, after all the grandiose big assed announcements I'm sure the insurgency aka, freedom fighters will know just how to dispatch with them..

    What a DUmbazz we have running this country.. :cuckoo:
     
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    So... you're saying we're still at war in Iraq?

    Are you sure?

    News from Iraq slowed WAY DOWN around the November election and all but stopped shortly before President Bush left office and I haven't heard a WORD about Iraq in roughly a MONTH...

    So I just assumed that whole thing was over...
     
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    no shit
     
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    wait for it,, the obamalama will announce his winning the war soon..:eusa_whistle:
     
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    That's all fine and dandy so long as the terrorists in Iraq play along. If they do their usual, they'll start their shit back up against the Iraqi gov't before we are finished drawing down and Obama's going to have to shit or get off the pot.

    I'd rather he get them the Hell out of there.
     
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    If only he could end the war on drugs and poverty as easily.
     
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    well, if he did that he would both please and piss off half his supporters


    LOL
     
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    Yet another in the long line of idiot, bumbling moves by Obama since he's taken office

    Never liked the guy, and hated his policies and history of stances, but he's proving to be even worse than imagined
     

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