Skip to comments.Obama Giving Up In Iraq; To Make It Official Tomorrow; All Brigates Out In 16 Months.
Posted on 01/21/2009 4:19:35 PM PST by MindBender26
Maj just got the word, on Shep Smith show, scheduled to be announced tomorrow. All combat brigades to be out in 16 months.
Real effect is immediate surrender of purpose. No commander is going to undertake any major mission knowing that, at the very longest, no US offensive military power will be in-country after next Spring, so why waste lives to gain something we soon will give away.
Offensive operations will stop. Brigades will go into a useless, purely defensive mode. It's over. Our POTUS surrendered.
About 3000 Americans volunteered to pay the ultimate price in Iraq so we could be free. Obama just ensured those sacrifices will have no lasting meaning.
Bush prayed for every one of them and their souls. Obama just pissed on every one of their graves.
Come on, is anyone really surprised???????
We in the national Guard were just talking about this on duty today.
We are so screwed.
No, 0bama is a coward.
Wonder how many military bases he is going to close down? :o
Why? When we are this close?
CHANGE our enemy can count on.
Nope, not surprised. This is what the sheeple voted for.
The dumba**-in-chief just ensured we will be attacked again on our soil.
Our enemies will trumpet that as a victory for themselves and will conclude we are weak enough to be attacked.
None fought in vain....we were safe for at least the last 7 1/2 years. Thanks to our brave men and women who served.
Will there be any U.S. forces in Iraq after the combat brigades leave?
Isn’t the drawdown scheduled for mid 2010 anyway?
We will be back there within 10 years!!
No, he is no coward. He is a bought and paid for Islamic anti-American sympathizer.
And this surprises anyone?
This will be seen as nothing but weakness by our enemies.
Look for Iraq to cozy up to Russia now.
And so the decline and destruction of America begins...
Obama will eventually cut our military power and spending in half as well....get ready for it..because it is coming fast!
Very sad day!
My impression is that we have already won. whether it stays won is another matter I always suspected in some future years it would fall apart as the people are not capable of governing (being frank). At least when it does we can blame Barak Obama.
Sometimes you have to wonder what’s going on in God’s mind.
Will we see any high level (Chief Joints of Staff) resign off this?
He wants a blood bath so bad ~ guy's shaking with anticipation.
Look for Iraq to cozy up to Iran now too!
It also means we will be back there in a generation, to clean up the mess that the PFOTUS just made....
Hey, it’s only his first day ... give the guy a chance to really and totally mess up ... say a week?
And with that bastard as POTUS, they are right.
military means republican votes therefore he will close as many bases as possible especially in swing states
My grandson just joined our Guard in TX. I can’t get in touch with him about this.
Another disgraceful act by the Chosen One.
I wonder what will happen when reality sets in and he realizes that the troops can’t leave in 16 months.
What we MUST communicate to our brave servicemen is that they MUST stay the course. For our warriors to get out of the military would be the END of our Republic. Obama wants nothing more than to PACK the military with his political zombies. Patriotism equals staying the course. Our military is the only thing that stands between freedom and tyranny. God bless our nation and God bless our military.
“No, 0bama is a coward.”
For honoring an agreement negotiated by Bush? Or are you saying that Bush, too, is a coward?
[We will be back there within 10 years!!]
Actually, in about 18 months. Nature abhors a vacuum.
Cool down, y’all. This is pretty much what the Bush Administration had planned, anyway.
Obama’s just trying to get some credit for doing it.
Thousands of support troops will remain to look after our interests.
Wasn't it the liberals that wanted to downsize and under fund the military. Nothing new, Obama is a hard left liberal and doesn't give a damn. Real peace of crap, and I wish the military to tell he to go to hell. Just wishful thinking.
That’s what he was elected to do. I expected no more, no less. A shame.
Maybe, we got cocky.
I just have to remember that God is in control, and He has a plan.
Iraq will become a lovely base for Iran.
What is curious.....with recruiting levels at 100% or more....we are going to have to find jobs for all the military we bring home.... Am I missing something....someone help me out here...... LOL!
Elections have consequences. Some more deadly than others.
‘Hey, its only his first day ... give the guy a chance to really and totally mess up ... say a week?”
LOL...so true... but I’m impatient....
What do you mean “begins?” It’s been happening for the last 4 months now.
During the transition, a lot of so-called conservative east coast pundits assured me that this Obama fellow was going to govern as a moderate.
Turns out he's more of a Eugene McCarthy/Jimmy Carteresque gay-loving, freedom-bashing, socialism-foisting, grievance-mongering surrender monkey.
16 months is a lot better than “immediately” like he told the DUmmie voters at the beginning of the campaign.
A lot can happen in 16 months that may make him change his mind (think Iran)
I know that....you know that. But “the one” is going to pay off his supporters, and I don’t want anyone who served to feel it was worthless. I don’t want families of the fallen to feel that way. I honor their service - even if the current CIC doesn’t give a rip about national security.
sorry...i have believed my whole life intil the last 6 months...GOD is out to lunch or on break...hell is about to break loose...if this were 1776 we would all still have a queen today...
I find it amazing the number of FReepers that will fall for MSM propaganda.
No. I am saying that I am not surprised because 0bama is a coward.
I could care less if the Queen of the NY Senate negotiated a 16 month time frame.
In his second day in office, 0bama has caved into the left, spotlighted to our enemies that we are weak and painted himself in a corner. Good work.
I am skeptical that it is really an absolute pullout. But if true, I will never forgive him.