Skip to comments.Obama: We Will Quit Iraq In 4 Weeks (looks like Iraq is over)
Posted on 08/02/2010 7:32:25 PM PDT by Frantzie
PRESIDENT Barack Obama has pledged to keep his campaign promise to pull U.S. soldiers out of Iraq by August 31. Obama's vow to end the combat mission in Iraq comes despite increased violence and political tension there.
According to official figures, 535 people died in Iraq in July - the highest figure since May 2008, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The President said "a grateful America must pay tribute to all who served there."
"Remember, our nation has had vigorous debates about the Iraq War," Obama said in a speech at the Disabled American Veterans' national convention in Atlanta.
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He is a saudi agent.
obumber must figure enough time has passed that he can now take credit for victory in Iraq and not get laughed out of the country.
He may as well be.
So, Harry Reid said a fee years ago that the Iraq was was lost. What does this say about his judgement?
Yup. This is a sop for the anti-war left leading up to the Nov. election. A lot of these idiots wont read past the headline.
It is a brand spanking new army.
Of course it is totally constitutional. /s
My understanding is that you have to be a citizen first in order to be a Traitor. (or possibly at least one-of-us)
What does that make Obozo? An Enemy Combatant?
Rubbish. I’ve got a catechumen who’s preparing to deploy to Iraq as part of a logistics battalion. The “turning out the lights” crew won’t even be into Iraq until sometime in the fall or winter. This is propaganda based on the specious distinction between “combat troops” and “non-combat troops” made up either by the left or some militarily-challenged moron in the diplomatic corps. Obama wants to claim we’ll have withdrawn by then as a campaign talking point for his loony left base.
We still have troops in Germany, how long ago did WWII end?
Same s--t, different decade.
I suppose we are “winning” if your goal is to solidify the control of Iraq’s Shi’ite pro-Iran (increasingly Sadr friendly)regime.
The left wanted Iraq to fail just as they wanted Vietnam to fail. The two things that scare the political left are the military and strict constitutionalists. Not all leftist are cowards, but all cowards are leftist. The left will only attack people, groups, and institutions that will not fight back, such as the Christian church and the military. You will never see a leftist attack Islam. They would pee in their pants if they thought that a Muslim was angry with them.
when the bullets start flying, they’re ALL combat troops...
Leaving while we are winning does not imply that we have “won”. We have failed to follow our military victories with requisite political victories, that is true. All the more reason not leave.
>>> It is a brand spanking new army. Of course it is totally constitutional. /s
So many people think history begins in 2001. History books are good things.
When a dozen marines invaded the original Shores of Tripoli, their army consisted of hundreds of local mercenaries. Letters of Marque and Reprisal and militia too. From the nation’s very beginning the idea of alternative and supplemental military force has always been on the table.
Yup. You'll notice how scornful I was of the faux distinction.
The list, ping
Wasn’t that the Bush/Petraeus plan?
Most of the surge combat forces would be removed in 2010 - another 50K or so troops still there permanently?
50,000 will still be there. 6 “Advisory and Assistance” Brigades.
The only difference between a Brigade Combat Team and an AAB is the AAB has extra officers/NCOs for the training teams. An AAB is a reinforced BCT.
The headline is pure political BS.
On the money. Petraeus briefed congress on this plan in 2007.
The only thing changed by the current administration is where the General listed “Strategic Overwatch” Brigades, they have renamed them as “Advisory and Assistance” Brigades. This is the stage that we go to 6. Next summer we drop to 4.
An AAB is a reinforced Brigade Combat Team...
The mission post Nov 2008 is pure BS. Idiots who watch TV elected a saudi mole. It is all about the american islamic govt helping terrorists kill American soldiers in iraq and Afghanistan for the entertainment of the Saudis and Islam.
Menawhile a few certain jacko*fs & PX rats on FR bash LTC Lakin.
>>>””Remember, our nation has had vigorous debates about the Iraq War,” Obama said in a speech at the Disabled American Veterans’ national convention in Atlanta.”
Something to be said about the wisdom of that ancient Chinese military genius (Sun Tzu): “Every battle is won [or lost] before it is ever fought.”
Just depends on how we in the West interpret & view winning or losing, for example, in Iraq or Afghanistan.
I agree—just in time to prop up his base for the November elections. I didn’t hear the troops were coming home, just being withdrawn. Will they be sent to Afghanistan? You know—Obama’s good war? /s
The wars were lost Nov 2008. There never really was a strategy. When you have open borders - you have no strategy.
It is far far worse than that. I have some POS PX rats who hitched up to get cheap booze attacking LTC Lakin on FR. The country put a muslim in charge.
Ball games, reality TV, wrestling, Hee Haw, Jersey Shore, NCAA ball games and other inane BS on the propaganda tube (all channels including Fox/Saudia) watched by idiots turne dthe power over to the Islamists. I cancelled TV a year ago because it is all leftist propaganda.
>>>”When you have open borders - you have no strategy.”
Are you referring to ‘open borders’ around the U.S. itself ? Or, Iraq/Afghanistan?
Open borders in the US. 9/11 happened because Muslims and everyone else was flooding in and political correctness. Nothing has changed. Waste of time,money and lives. They want our best and bravest as far away from IslamoAmerica as they can get them.
Keep watching ball games and TV stooges.
>>>”Open borders in the US. 9/11 happened because Muslims and everyone else was flooding in and political correctness. Nothing has changed. Waste of time,money and lives. They want our best and bravest as far away from IslamoAmerica as they can get them.”
>>>”Keep watching ball games and TV stooges.”
Hope that was a general statement, and not an advice to me.
Exactly. I look around, and I still see a lot of people carrying weapons.
you are right. I just have a bad feeling about the Kenyan Obama and Clinton running an army of mercenaries.
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