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AMERICA ABSCONDS (IRAQ FEELS ABANDONED BY BAM)
NY Post ^ | August 8, 2009 | AMIR TAHERI

Posted on 08/08/2009 4:14:22 PM PDT by neverdem

Edited on 08/08/2009 4:25:31 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

"WHERE are the Ameri cans?" Talk to Iraqis in Baghdad these days, and you'll likely hear the question.

Of course, everyone knows where the Americans are physically. The 130,000 US troops cantoned in a diminishing number of barracks outside the cities make their presence felt on occasion. The thousands of civilian Americans who are helping build a new Iraq are also easy to spot.


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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: arabdespotism; iran; iraq; obama; postwariraq; timetable; troopwithdrawal

1 posted on 08/08/2009 4:14:23 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: neverdem

[... Those who deem Iraq as the biggest US
foreign-policy success in decades are baffled
by Washington’s determined efforts to deny that
reality — indeed, whenever possible, to try
to undermine it...]

NYP said that?

Did pigs just fly?


2 posted on 08/08/2009 4:16:54 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: neverdem

America feels abandoned by BAM.


3 posted on 08/08/2009 4:17:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

This is the one area where McCain would have been a huge improvement over the Kenyan.


4 posted on 08/08/2009 4:18:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: neverdem

"It is absurd for [the Obama administration] to base its policy on Iraq on a weird desire to prove that Bush was wrong."


5 posted on 08/08/2009 4:18:55 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obama is in way over his ears.)
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To: Jo Nuvark
Maybe you're confusing the New York Post with the New York Times Slimes?
6 posted on 08/08/2009 4:21:32 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad (When you're racing...it's life. Anything that happens before or after is just waiting.)
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To: neverdem
Maybe Iraqis should have been more openly supportive of the infidel occupiers when they had the chance

as we say in America, be careful what you wish for, you might get it

Just sayin'’

7 posted on 08/08/2009 4:27:56 PM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: dfwgator

I agree


8 posted on 08/08/2009 4:33:03 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: dfwgator
>>>This is the one area where McCain would have been a huge improvement over the Kenyan.<<<

On the other hand, McCain never would have made the American public as accutely aware of the dangers of Socialism and "GovernmentResponsibleForEverything" as Obama as done. In that perverse way, Obama is doing a great service to America!!

9 posted on 08/08/2009 4:40:24 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: neverdem

I sympathize with Iraq. My country has left me as well.


10 posted on 08/08/2009 4:41:26 PM PDT by chris37
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To: neverdem
"WHERE are the Americans?"

Right where you worthless tribal ingrates wanted us. Out of your precious sovereign dirtbag hair. Hope your ass is satisfied when the AlQaedas come a-calling. BTW watch out for that car by the side of the street on your way to the mosque...

11 posted on 08/08/2009 4:42:41 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard
Ever try actually READING the article? Not much I guess, huh? Here let me help a little:

"The theory that the removal of despotic regimes could open the way to democracy in the Arab world has already been demonstrated in Iraq through a series of referenda and elections both local and national. Over the last five years, new political movements, almost all of them pluralist and secular, have emerged among both Arabs and Kurds in Iraq.

"Why are the Americans throwing away our common victory?" asks Iraqi journalist Maad Fayad. "It is absurd for [the Obama administration] to base its policy on Iraq on a weird desire to prove that Bush was wrong."

Let me help even more: the Iraqis are criticizing the Obama admin., not the actions of the US military. Or maybe I'm completely misreading your criticism, and you're here to defend the Obama admin?

12 posted on 08/08/2009 4:54:59 PM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: Jeff Chandler
"It is absurd for [the Obama administration] to base its policy on Iraq on a weird desire to prove that Bush was wrong."

Absurd, yes. Surprising, no. Communists do have their little idiosyncrasies.

13 posted on 08/08/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: silverleaf

100% spot on! Throughout the Bush war years, the Iraqis - especially following Saddam’s overthrow - missed no opportunity to slam the “occupation” of their country. This took on informal, man on the street sentiment as well as official Iraqi political positions.
THIS IS WHAT THEY WANTED. Their drumbeat of us as “occupiers” helped turn public opinion here against the war and against Bush - essentially neutering his presidency and allowing a Mombassan/Manchurian candidate to get into position to ruin our 200 year experiment in freedom.
I hope - from Baghdad to Mosul - that they all rot in hell. We gave them - through the blood of our best and brightest, and billions in our treasure - the first true taste of freedom that that piece of desert has seen in thousands of years. And they crapped all over us. Now, Now, they’re crying.
F them!


14 posted on 08/08/2009 5:06:40 PM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: neverdem

Very odd article. If memory serves, Maliki demanded that Bush set a 2011 withdrawal date; he did and that is what the present Administration is doing. All of our troops will be out by 12/31/11, the date Bush agreed to ...or have I missed something?


15 posted on 08/08/2009 5:41:22 PM PDT by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: Allegra; 1stbn27; 2111USMC; 2nd Bn, 11th Mar; 68 grunt; A.A. Cunningham; ASOC; AirForceBrat23; ...

Those of us with blood, sweat, and tears invested in Iraq might be interested in the article.


16 posted on 08/08/2009 6:30:56 PM PDT by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: dfwgator

“This is the one area where McCain would have been a huge improvement over the Kenyan.”
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A fence post would have been a big improvement over Obama, in almost every aspect.


17 posted on 08/08/2009 7:39:09 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Change has come to America and all hope is gone.)
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To: neverdem
 
Promise
15 MAR 2003

Promise



18 posted on 08/08/2009 8:56:59 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: Kolokotronis
All of our troops will be out by 12/31/11, the date Bush agreed to ...or have I missed something?

After the August 2010 deadline for withdrawal of combat forces, 30,000 to 50,000 U.S. troops will remain in advisory and training roles until the end of 2011.

I believe 12/31/11 was somewhat tentative. The Iraqis don't have an air force, IIRC. Who's responsible for defending their airspace?

19 posted on 08/08/2009 9:09:17 PM PDT by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: silverleaf
Maybe Iraqis should have been more openly supportive of the infidel occupiers when they had the chance

They were a lot more supportive than the media ever portrayed.

Maybe you shouldn't so faithfully believe everything the media spins.

Just sayin'.

20 posted on 08/09/2009 3:09:35 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Allegra

BS. Their own government never came out in open support of George Bush. Many of the guys who died in Iraq died because “civilians” kept their mouths shut and let the bad guys creep around setting IED’s.

Just sayin.


21 posted on 08/09/2009 8:53:50 AM PDT by silverleaf (If you can't be a good example, at least don't be a horrible lesson)
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To: silverleaf

You’re the one spewing BS. You work for CNN?


22 posted on 08/09/2009 10:52:37 AM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: Jo Nuvark

The New York Post is conservative. You must be thinking of the New York Slimes or the Washington Compost


23 posted on 08/09/2009 2:17:04 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: safeasthebanks
Very well said.

Bump

24 posted on 08/09/2009 2:21:15 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for 0bama: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Yup... Think I got the Times and Post confused.

It’s hard to think any media with New York in
it could be conservative.


25 posted on 08/09/2009 2:29:54 PM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: freema

It will be a mixed bag. There will be those Iraqi that will miss the safety they came to know when US forces patrolled their streets daily and took care of the lamb, blind, halt, and bleeding, and there will those that can’t wait for the so called infidels to leave. It should be expected. Probably the ones that will miss our guys and gals the most are those in the military and police. Bonds where created. Honor and trust prevailed on both sides in the later part of the SASO.


26 posted on 08/09/2009 5:24:40 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Of course, everyone knows where the Americans are physically. The 130,000 US troops cantoned in a diminishing number of barracks outside the cities make their presence felt on occasion. The thousands of civilian Americans who are helping build a new Iraq are also easy to spot.
"Where are the Americans?" is also being asked in Iran. Thanks neverdem.
27 posted on 08/09/2009 7:20:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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