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Obama to Announce Iraq Withdrawals to be Completed in 19 Months
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/02/24/obama-announce-iraq-withdrawals-completed-months/ ^ | 2-24-09 | edcoil

Posted on 02/24/2009 12:25:16 PM PST by edcoil

Administration officials say President Barack Obama is planning to announce that most U.S. troops will be out of Iraq in less than 19 months.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; iraq; timetable; troopwithdrawal

1 posted on 02/24/2009 12:25:16 PM PST by edcoil
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To: edcoil

And they’ll be sent to Afghanistan.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 12:27:43 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: edcoil

Wait, it was 16 months the other day.

I can’t keep up!

Obama you rascal!


3 posted on 02/24/2009 12:28:49 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: edcoil

Well, you fought hard and ousted a tyrant. Be proud of that.


4 posted on 02/24/2009 12:28:59 PM PST by ronnyquest ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Names Ash Housewares

oh good...its so smart to tell our enemies when we’ll be leaving. keep up the good work, Mr. President.


5 posted on 02/24/2009 12:29:51 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: edcoil

In 19 months and 1 day, the slaughter of the innocents begins! Another high-point in the Democrat Peace Process. Remember how them killing fields were filled so quickly when they forced us to abandon Vietnam? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.


6 posted on 02/24/2009 12:30:55 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: edcoil

Didn’t W say this before Hussein?


7 posted on 02/24/2009 12:31:21 PM PST by max americana
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To: edcoil

Will 19 months allow all equipment to be removed or will vast amounts of stuff be left behind?


8 posted on 02/24/2009 12:33:09 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: edcoil

Why not today Barry? Surely it is that easy for someone like you.


9 posted on 02/24/2009 12:35:13 PM PST by doodad
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To: edcoil

Day One
Sixteen months
Nineteen months

Going to balance the budget by cutting funds for Iraq

Truly the man is in need of mental health assistance.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 12:35:50 PM PST by Carley (President Obama ~ Leaving No Tax Cheat Behind)
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To: edcoil

19 months is a long time and much can happen. Having spent a year there things seldom go as planned. For the sake of all who served and died there, I truely hope that this does not get screwed up. Because if it does there will be alot of very unhappy people.


11 posted on 02/24/2009 12:37:26 PM PST by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Diogenesis

ping


12 posted on 02/24/2009 12:39:18 PM PST by TenthAmendmentChampion (Be prepared for tough times. FReepmail me to learn about our survival thread!)
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To: theDentist
In 19 months and 1 day, the slaughter of the innocents begins! Another high-point in the Democrat Peace Process. Remember how them killing fields were filled so quickly when they forced us to abandon Vietnam? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

I tend to look at this a different way- If there is a lasting peace, the credit will certainly go to George W. Bush and the outstanding efforts of our military. If things go bad quickly, the blame will fall squarely on Obama for leaving too soon.

Now, I wouldn't expect the media to take this view, but they are pretty much known liars.

As for me, I certainly hope that the efforts we made, and will still make for the next 19 months will be enough to sustain peace there for a while.

For any Democrat to try to take credit for a stable and peaceful Iraq will take a leap of logic that most people will not accept.

13 posted on 02/24/2009 12:39:20 PM PST by TravisBickle (Are you talkin' to me?)
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To: theDentist
In 19 months and 1 day, the slaughter of the innocents begins! Another high-point in the Democrat Peace Process. Remember how them killing fields were filled so quickly when they forced us to abandon Vietnam? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.


Telling the enemy when you are leaving - what could possibly go wrong with that strategy? [30 April 1975, Viet Nam]

14 posted on 02/24/2009 12:40:15 PM PST by TurtleUp (Turtle up: cancel optional spending until 2012, and boycott TARP/stimulus companies forever!)
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To: theDentist
You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

A nuclear Mookie would send me running for the hills.
15 posted on 02/24/2009 12:40:17 PM PST by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: edcoil
Socialist traitor. Those are the only words that properly describe this Kenyan the non working people of this country selected as their King.
16 posted on 02/24/2009 12:46:20 PM PST by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: edcoil
What happened to the campaign rhetoric mr obama?
I thought it was going to be an immediate draw down?

I guess that first intel briefing was a nice little dose of reality huh?

17 posted on 02/24/2009 12:47:07 PM PST by housedeep
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To: TravisBickle

“For any Democrat to try to take credit for a stable and peaceful Iraq will take a leap of logic that most people will not accept.”

WANNA BET????
You’ll notice that the DAILY SOLDIER DEATH TOTALS that we have been seeing EVERY SINGLE DAY since the War On Terror began have disappeared from your nightly news shows??

MSNBC/NBC hsn’t updated the totals of soldiers killed SINCE NOVEMBER 4. Imagine that. They no longer matter now that we have a DEMOCRAT in charge.

Not even OLBERMANN care how many soldiers get killed now.

CHANGE!!!


18 posted on 02/24/2009 12:48:31 PM PST by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: Blue Turtle

“oh good...its so smart to tell our enemies when we’ll be leaving. keep up the good work, Mr. President.”

Well hell, do we really know what he is going to do? LOL

it changes every two seconds.


19 posted on 02/24/2009 12:48:54 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: edcoil

FOX News:

The plan would leave a interim force of between 30,000 and 50,000 to advise and train Iraqi security forces and to provide intelligence and surveillance. They would have to be out by 2011. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The withdrawal would fall three months short of one of Obama’s central campaign pledges to remove U.S. troops in 16 months.

A senior White House official says Obama is at least a day away from a final decision.

Currently 142,000 U.S. troops are in Iraq.


20 posted on 02/24/2009 12:51:10 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The democRATS are near the tipping point.)
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To: edcoil

Let’s put Ray Nagin in charge of the withdrawal. That’ll ensure they’re not pulled out on any reliable schedule.


21 posted on 02/24/2009 12:55:10 PM PST by SlowBoat407 (We didn't have to take any of it seriously, did we?)
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To: edcoil

Why didn’t you give AQ a date OholyO?


22 posted on 02/24/2009 12:57:58 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: edcoil
ok...at what point in the draw-down will the rest have to slug their way out of country ?
23 posted on 02/24/2009 12:58:23 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
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To: edcoil

What a coincidence: the mid-term elections are about 20 months away.


24 posted on 02/24/2009 12:59:06 PM PST by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What an arrogant sniveling little pig.

Because ‘he’ doesn’t personally agree with the war in Iraq, he’s willing to risk all of our success and the lives of thousands of brave Iraqis that supported our efforts by telegraphing our exit.


25 posted on 02/24/2009 1:06:22 PM PST by juggernaut
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To: edcoil

King Surrender.


26 posted on 02/24/2009 2:47:20 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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