U.S. troops fight on despite end to combat in Iraq

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    U.S. troops fight on despite end to combat in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Since President Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations in Iraq, U.S. troops have waged a gun battle with a suicide squad in Baghdad, dropped bombs on armed militants in Baquba and assisted Iraqi soldiers in a raid in Falluja.

    U.S. troops fight on despite end to combat in Iraq - Yahoo! News

    how embarrassing for the obama bots that ardently sought to defend obama's claim that it was the end of combat operations and that there are no more combat troops in iraq....
     
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    Hahahahaha, "Operation New Dawn." Yeah, right.

    I don't understand how he doesn't get it. Just take 'em all out Barak. What are you trying to accomplish? I mean, if there was a clear, popular will in the United States, or if the appropriate measures had been taken back in the "good years" before the economic crisis, then maybe there'd be a chance. But it's a lost cause now. He should've just made some weak "victory" speech and pulled out immediately, washing his hands like Pilate from it. It's been what now, 6 months after elections with still no functioning government there? There's no goals and no point.

    Same goes for Afghanistan. If there's no "do-or-die" will to literally rebuild the country, spending a trillion dollars on it, sending 200,000 more troops, then what's the point? It's not going to work.

    There's more pressing problems in this neighborhood anyway.
     
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    i am sure that maineman and starkey will avoid this thread like the plague
     
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    what the hell? Jokey assured us that there were no longer any combat troops in Iraq.. I'm confused.
     
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    no kidding...where are all obama's defenders proclaiming that combat ops have ended and combat troops are home?

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    its satisfying being right so often

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    It's not about Obama.

    In January 2009 there were like 150k troops and now there are 50k troops with an official agreement and plan for withdrawal. Shit happens when you're a soldier in Iraq which is why they still carry guns even though the official role is "non combat". :eusa_shhh:
     
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    obama said there are no combat troops in iraq and that combat ops have ended....

    do you agree with this? especially in light of this article....
     
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    There are Combat troops in Iraq and they are engaged in combat. Once again Obama lies. I can only hope that the low troop strength doesn't lead to any American soldiers deaths. All I can figure is Obama thinks the American people are stupid, and obviously some are.
     
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    I don't look at it as if it's all about Obama. The draw down is happening regardless of the politics behind the time line and the way they frame the facts. I am happy they have a plan and an agreement for withdrawal and I do not like the idea of undermining the military mission for the sake of politics.
     

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