U.S. to leave Iraq on December 31, 2011

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi Cabinet on Sunday approved a security pact that would set the terms for U.S. troops in Iraq.

    The agreement sets June 30, 2009, as the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from all Iraqi cities and towns, Iraqi government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said.

    The date for all troops to leave Iraq will be December 31, 2011, he said.

    These dates are "set and fixed" and are "not subject to the circumstances on the ground," he said.

    Iraq's Cabinet approves U.S. security pact - CNN.com
     
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    so much for being out in 16 months
     
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    The government of Iraq waited until Obama was elected to agree to this because they didn't trust Bush and the Republicans.

    "Some Iraqi politicians have said it was easier to endorse the pact since the election this month of Barack Obama -- who favours withdrawal -- to replace Bush. Obama's own plan calls for all combat troops to be withdrawn by the middle of 2010."

    Iraq approves troops pact with U.S. - swissinfo
     
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    We should leave yesterday.
     
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    Holy shit! Isn't that the same day that the End of Times is supposed to start??
     
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    Wasn't that January 1, 2000?
     
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    Shhh, don't remind me about that. :eusa_hand: THIS one is for real!

    EDIT: Oh yeah, now I remember where I read it. Haha:

    http://www.rotten.com/library/religion/apocalypse/
     
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    At long last, the invasion and occupation of Iraq is starting to wind down. Maybe now, we can concentrate on the war on terrorism.

    We now have a CIC who wants to root out Al Qaeda and thinks that capturing or killing Bin Laden is a top priority. We can win this battle yet.
     
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    :lol: how long do you think it would've been if McCain won? 16 years?
     
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    ya..and santas coming on the 25th....
     

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