Skip to comments.The end of the war in Iraq (Email from Team Obama)
Posted on 10/22/2011 3:08:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
I'm James Kvaal, the new policy director for President Obama's 2012 campaign. You'll be hearing from me occasionally about the President's policies and those of our opponents, and how we can all help bring about change for our country.
Yesterday, we accomplished one major change when President Obama announced that all American troops in Iraq will be home before the holidays.
With that action, the Iraq war will end. And one of the President's central promises will have been kept.
Both as Americans and as supporters of President Obama, this is something for us to reflect on, and be proud of.
Watch the video of the President's announcement -- then please pass this on:
The war in Iraq was a divisive, defining issue in our country for nearly nine years, and was the catalyst for many Americans to get involved in politics for the first time.
Now, thanks to the actions of this President, we can say that conflict is coming to a close.
The end of this war reflects a larger transition in our foreign policy as, in the President's words, "the tide of war is receding." The drawdown in Iraq has allowed us to refocus on the fight against al Qaeda, even as we begin to bring troops home from Afghanistan. And of course, this week also marked the definitive end of the Qaddafi regime in Libya.
These outcomes are an example of what happens when a leader sets a plan and sees it through. In the last campaign, the President committed to getting American troops home while leaving behind a stable and secure Iraq. You rallied around that vision, and now that promise has been fulfilled.
On behalf of this campaign and supporters of the President across the country, I want to thank the more than 1 million Americans who have served in Iraq, and all those who worked to make this possible.
James Kvaal Policy Director Obama for America
Getting kicked out of Iraq was one of his campaign promises?
I was not one of those who believed we should have been in Iraq in the first place, but I would have liked to go out on our own terms.
The commie piggies really need to leave "the holidays" out of it.
We all know it will be in a few months the ones who helped the US will be dead. MSM will be silent about it.
“we can say that conflict is coming to a close.”
For us, perhaps. But the war for Iraq will start anew. Mookie will create chaos. The iranians will pour resources to him. This is not a good thing.
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