Skip to comments.Obama to Announce Iraq Withdrawals to be Completed in 19 Months
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.
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And they’ll be sent to Afghanistan.
Wait, it was 16 months the other day.
I can’t keep up!
Obama you rascal!
Well, you fought hard and ousted a tyrant. Be proud of that.
oh good...its so smart to tell our enemies when we’ll be leaving. keep up the good work, Mr. President.
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.
Didn’t W say this before Hussein?
Will 19 months allow all equipment to be removed or will vast amounts of stuff be left behind?
Why not today Barry? Surely it is that easy for someone like you.
Going to balance the budget by cutting funds for Iraq
Truly the man is in need of mental health assistance.
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.
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.
Telling the enemy when you are leaving - what could possibly go wrong with that strategy? [30 April 1975, Viet Nam]
I guess that first intel briefing was a nice little dose of reality huh?
“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.”
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.
“oh good...its so smart to tell our enemies when well 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.
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.
Let’s put Ray Nagin in charge of the withdrawal. That’ll ensure they’re not pulled out on any reliable schedule.
Why didn’t you give AQ a date OholyO?
What a coincidence: the mid-term elections are about 20 months away.
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.