The U.S. is leaving Iraq at the end of the year

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    The United States is abandoning plans to keep troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, the Associated Press has learned.

    The decision to pull out completely by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the potential for instability.

    U.S. to stick to Iraq troop withdrawal deadline
     
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    Well, we all know what happened to Afghanistan after the Soviets left and we abandonded our interest there. So another bonheaded move by Obama. This allows Iran to turn Iraq into its next province. We'll be back in 10 years.
     
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    I'm convinced that Sunni-Shiite civil war will escalate into the mother of all bloodbaths - and Iran will be heavily involved.
     
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    Gonna bug-out an' leave Iraq to the Iraqis...
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    AP: U.S. drops keeping troops in Iraq
    15 Oct.`11 – The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security forces and the potential for instability.
     
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    Hillary shakin' her finger at Ahmadinejad...
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    US warns Iran on interference in Iraq after pullout
    Mon, Oct 24, 2011 - US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday implicitly warned Iran not to interfere in Iraq after the decision to pull all US troops out of the war-wracked state by the end of the year.

     
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    Stupid move by Obama on a strategic level. I hope Iran invades during the election season for it will show it was a stupid foreign policy move by the usurper. It will just be one more crisis that will insure a republican or independent canddates victory against him.
     
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    Your sig is fucking stupid, btw
     
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    2nd Iran-Iraq war comin'?...
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    73% of Iraqis: Iran Is Likely to Act Aggressively When U.S. Troops Leave
    October 24, 2011 - About 73 percent of Iraqis said they believe it is likely Iran will act aggressively toward their country after U.S. troops leave in December.
     
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    Oh fun. A fifteenth thread to have the same discussion in again.
     
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    thank god...About fucking time to come home.
     

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