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BREAKING President Obama Will Announce Today Complete Drawdown of US Troops/Iraq/By Year End
ABC News ^ | October 21, 2011 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/21/2011 9:33:36 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

Sources tell ABC News that the president will announce today that US troops in Iraq will draw down to zero by the end of the year.

A White House official says that at approximately 11:30am today, President Obama convened a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk with him about this news.

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1 posted on 10/21/2011 9:33:46 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“It is Very stupid to tell your enemy your plans”...Shih-T’Zu


2 posted on 10/21/2011 9:35:41 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

*shakes head*


3 posted on 10/21/2011 9:36:44 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

God help the folks at our embassy and consulates as well as the NGOs. The State Department will be responsible for security.


4 posted on 10/21/2011 9:36:52 AM PDT by kabar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’m in support of this if the reason is Iraq’s refusal to give our troops immunity.


5 posted on 10/21/2011 9:37:02 AM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: Admin Moderator

Sorry—I couldn’t get the entire title in the post because of character restrictions.

Can you possibly change to “President Obama Will Announce Today Complete Drawdown of US Troops in Iraq”?

Thanks.


6 posted on 10/21/2011 9:37:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Won’t it be harder to collect all that oil and money that’s owed us, if we’re not there?


7 posted on 10/21/2011 9:37:38 AM PDT by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: left that other site
Except if you are working for the enemy....Bearock Insane Obamay....
8 posted on 10/21/2011 9:39:04 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The US Embassy in Baghdad in the not-so-distant future


9 posted on 10/21/2011 9:39:04 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If this doesn’t give Obama a bump in the polls, nothing will.


10 posted on 10/21/2011 9:39:12 AM PDT by Gator113 (~ Just livin' life~........ leaning heavy for Newt 2012)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Poll numbers dropping, have to do something. Khadafi won't help his numbers much, if at all. He got almost no bump from offing Bin Laden.
11 posted on 10/21/2011 9:39:12 AM PDT by Major Matt Mason (Democrat Party = Communist Party)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Regardless of how you feel about this, it is PURELY a political campaign move.


12 posted on 10/21/2011 9:40:00 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
This is Obama trying to get ahead of the Friday Afternoon news dump.
13 posted on 10/21/2011 9:40:04 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
A White House official says that at approximately 11:30am today, President Obama convened a secure video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to talk with him about this news.

And you posted this around 12:30 pm. Real secure that WH his...

14 posted on 10/21/2011 9:40:31 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“the president will announce today that US troops in Iraq will draw down to zero by the end of the year.”....

That’s nice....just as long as Zero is out of the White House next year!


15 posted on 10/21/2011 9:40:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: vbmoneyspender
I’m in support of this if the reason is Iraq’s refusal to give our troops immunity.

I agree. Add to that an agreement to recoup money to defray the expense of the war via oil pricing incentives. Freedom isn't free.

16 posted on 10/21/2011 9:41:33 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Keep in mind this had to be leaked by Obama’s inner circle (a trial balloon?), if the call happened at 11:30 am and a reporter has the information posted to the internet by 12:30 pm. The government leaks like crazy, but it usually does leak this quickly.


17 posted on 10/21/2011 9:44:03 AM PDT by In Maryland ("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Yes, according to the African Muslim Obama destroy America plan, Iraq is to become part of Iran the moment the USA military departs. Yes, the Obama plan to turn the entire Middle East into a radical Muslim bastion of America hate is right on schedule!!! And....just as African Muslim Obama wishes, Israel will be isolated, surrounded by legions of Obama’s “Muslim Brotherhood” brethren!!! And....African Black Christians, watch your back. Obama has you in his sights!!!


18 posted on 10/21/2011 9:44:19 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Gotta do something to keep all those scandals out of the news.


19 posted on 10/21/2011 9:44:35 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

More troops freed up for wars in Africa


20 posted on 10/21/2011 9:46:02 AM PDT by Lorianne
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Get the infidels out of muslim lands - one step closer to the caliphate.

Kill Khadaffi, get rid of Mubarak, now go after Assad, get the “puppets of the west” out of muslim lands. This means CALIPHATE, people!

In the meantime, drawing down troops also buys left wing votes and possibly some independents.


21 posted on 10/21/2011 9:46:22 AM PDT by bergmeid (Keep the Hope and Change)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Watch for his approval bump from the hard core leftie anti-war types. Of course has also will get a bump for ASSASINATING "the Mad Dog of the Middle East". Libya means victory for Obama's policy

The Sheeple really eat this hypicrite stuff up - they really are schizophrenics.

Remember this one?

President Obama’s claims that the United States is not engaged in hostilities against Libya ....June 30, 2011
22 posted on 10/21/2011 9:47:26 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: bergmeid
Kill Khadaffi, get rid of Mubarak, now go after Assad,

Assad is Iran's boy, therefore Obama will never do it.

23 posted on 10/21/2011 9:47:44 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

He is building the elements of a caliphate. Setting in place ‘electors’ so to speak.


24 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:01 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

I really hope that isn’t a serious post.


25 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:05 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Gator113

Guess what it won’t. Obuggery is accursed.


26 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:39 AM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Castigar

If it is, then the democrats have fully adopted the Biden-Kerry Doctrine that no war involving US troops is worth winning


27 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s Bush’s fault he has to do this........


28 posted on 10/21/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by 4Speed
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To: dfwgator

this is obviously going to turn into a charlie foxtrot of epic proportions next summer. I don’t see how this helps obama?


29 posted on 10/21/2011 9:49:30 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: kabar; rightwingintelligentsia

>>> The State Department will be responsible for security.

Try 10,000 contractors from Blackwater. Our substitute under the radar army.


30 posted on 10/21/2011 9:50:23 AM PDT by tlb
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Libya - check

Egypt - check

Iraq - check

Lebanon check

Iran - wink and nod

Attack on Israel - on schedule.

31 posted on 10/21/2011 9:51:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Fast forward to November 2012... what will Iraq, Egypt and Libya look like for the election? Iran 1, US - Zero?


32 posted on 10/21/2011 9:51:07 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well, IMHO, from a political standpoint, it helps the GOP. Ten full months for that place to implode. Oil prices should spike as well.


33 posted on 10/21/2011 9:52:59 AM PDT by Crawdad
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To: tlb

Blackwater? LOL; I think you mean Xe Services LLC.


34 posted on 10/21/2011 9:54:21 AM PDT by Michael Barnes (Obamaa+ Downgrade)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
He must be planning to re-deploy them all along the Mexican border. Right? Right?

Hello?

Is this thing on?

35 posted on 10/21/2011 9:54:54 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The Caliph-N-Chief waited for the Arab Spring to jump into high gear before removing troops from Iraq.

When Iraq falls to Iran the Caliph-N-Chiel will only get a poll boost from his blind admirers. The rest of us will see it for what it is. He hopes for the destruction of Israel. The SOB is once again on tv to hear himself speak.


36 posted on 10/21/2011 9:55:01 AM PDT by mardi59 (Time to turn off the tv so I don't break it..)
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To: b4its2late

How long before al-Maliki is hanging by his heels from a bridge? I give it a year... two at the outside.


37 posted on 10/21/2011 9:55:39 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: rightwingextremist1776

You got that right!


38 posted on 10/21/2011 9:55:53 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: vbmoneyspender
I’m in support of this if the reason is Iraq’s refusal to give our troops immunity.

That would be the paramount consideration.

A close second is based on the fact that contrary to the advice of top military experts for the region, Brock cut our Iraqi force to a very few thousand. Those experts argued that such a meager force could face much difficulty defending itself.

Perhaps DOD convinced the CiC he would be hurt politically with either or both results. As it is, CiC avoids personal damage and fulfills a promise to his leftist supporters.

39 posted on 10/21/2011 9:55:58 AM PDT by frog in a pot (Their bible calls for either our conversion or our death - how and when has that changed ?)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

End of which year - 2011 or 2012?


40 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:23 AM PDT by Argus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Listening to I-I-I-bama spike the ball! Bringing the war to the end in a responsible way - His Mission Accomplished phrase. Roll the videos of chaos to come.


41 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:36 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I put the TV on mute as soon as I heard his first words...”I I I...as the Presdient I promised to end the...bah blah blah...”

I’m sure Mookie and company are thrilled to hear the news..


42 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Salvavida
"I agree. Add to that an agreement to recoup money to defray the expense of the war via oil pricing incentives. Freedom isn't free."

LOL, from him? Yeah right...

43 posted on 10/21/2011 9:56:46 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: bergmeid

“Kill Khadaffi, get rid of Mubarak, now go after Assad, get the “puppets of the west” out of muslim lands. This means CALIPHATE, people!”

It also means that the Mahdi/AntiChrist will soon take power; which also means that the Rapture is near. Maranatha.


44 posted on 10/21/2011 9:57:08 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
South Vietnam 1975.

Obama is doing this to get the Leftist voter turnout firmed up, but how will the inevitable Iranian attacks play?

I'm a little shocked that he is politically stupid enough to do 10 months before the U.S. elections. I expected him to do it in Aug-Sep, so that he could get the “tuck and run” vote without having to suffer the consequences.

45 posted on 10/21/2011 9:57:29 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hopefully it will be the end of nation-building


46 posted on 10/21/2011 9:57:50 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am so sick of him.


47 posted on 10/21/2011 9:58:27 AM PDT by JFC
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am so sick of him.


48 posted on 10/21/2011 9:58:30 AM PDT by JFC
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To: bergmeid

NBC used the “dramatic” special report for this speech.
made me think we had another 9/11 on our hands.

This seems premature until we are aware of how the various revolutions in the
ME are going to end up....


49 posted on 10/21/2011 9:58:56 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (when liberals rant, it's called free speech; when conservatives vent, it's called hate speech.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

That cinches it. Obama is in full campaign mode. He is now fully invested in the mobs in Zuccotti Park.


50 posted on 10/21/2011 9:59:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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