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    American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    President Barack Obama announced on Friday a nearly complete withdrawal of American military forces from Iraq by the end of the year.

    "Today, I can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home from Iraq at the end of this year," Obama said. "After nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over. Over the next two months our troops in Iraq--tens of thousands of them--will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home."
    Obama affirmed that he has been in talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and that the Iraqi government supported the American withdrawal.

    "We are in full agreement about how to move forward," Obama said.

    Although it was extended several times, the timeline for withdrawal was originally drafted under former President George W. Bush and implementing it was a key campaign promise for Obama when he was running for president in 2007 and 2008.

    The military will keep about 160 servicemen and women in Baghdad to provide security for the embassy there.

    Since the invasion in 2003, the war has claimed the lives of 4,478 American service members.
    IMO, this is just a publicity stunt pulled off by the American government to keep Obama in power. What do you think?
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    You wish. lol
    Obama said a lot of thing that he didn't fullfil and I bet this one is going to ''Undone jobs'' list.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    They've gone, but now they're gonna get re directed to Afghanistan, which will be their grave unfortunately. Its been that way for every empire/nation that invaded it(Afghanistan) in history, be it Russia, Britain or now the US.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Yea its just a publicity stunt to give him +rep for the next election
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel09 View Post
    Yea its just a publicity stunt to give him +rep for the next election
    I agree with you on that.
     
         

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    Obama is full of BS.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    I don't think its a publicity stunt, a war has to end at some point, can't be there forever.

    But politicians are smart about how to get re-elected, and Obama knows that if he wants to get re-elected it needs to be through the economy, not this.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Quote Originally Posted by Typhon View Post
    I don't think its a publicity stunt, a war has to end at some point, can't be there forever.

    But politicians are smart about how to get re-elected, and Obama knows that if he wants to get re-elected it needs to be through the economy, not this.
    I also agree with you. Politics is a huge Death Note series (Without the mass murders and all of that). All Psychological.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Why would Obama want to get re-elected anyway? When he went into office, he had very jet black hair. Now, present day, he has to use special hair products to keep his hair black because it's grey now...he's so stressed. X_X
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Quote Originally Posted by Strata Spartan View Post
    Why would Obama want to get re-elected anyway? When he went into office, he had very jet black hair. Now, present day, he has to use special hair products to keep his hair black because it's grey now...he's so stressed. X_X
    lol I noticed that too
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    I don't think Obama didn't try to do what he promised but found it more difficult than he expected. He didn't realize that you don't change a system like government with a snap of the fingers, He tried to implement a lot of good things but it didn't work out because the system couldn't support it e.g. Health care reform. His heart is in the right place but his head isn't.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    He said, he'd pull them out in the start (before or right when he became president), but now that the elections are coming up shortly, he's trying to fulfill his promise (which he made 2-3 years back) to get re-elected, or just making up BS.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Air Force Guy here.

    It is not a publicity stunt. However you have to read between the lines.

    Withdraw from IRAQ.

    Do you know how many other places in the world the military actually deploy to outside of Iraq? Thats just one Country, just a few Bases. We wont be IN Iraq, but we will most asurdly still be AROUND them. There is no escaping it.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    People have to understand how messed up the government was when Obama took office. That he wasn't going to complete all the things on his to do list for America. Bush left us in horrible shape especially with a start of snowballing debt and a started a war for his personal gain.
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    They should've left in 2010.
    Don't get me started on publicity stunts, you Springbok hahahaha jk
     
         

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    Re: American Troops withdraw from Iraq....

    Quote Originally Posted by Hyperion View Post
    They should've left in 2010.
    Don't get me started on publicity stunts, you Springbok hahahaha jk
    Bokke all the way:overjoy:

    Quote Originally Posted by Chidoriissocool View Post
    People have to understand how messed up the government was when Obama took office. That he wasn't going to complete all the things on his to do list for America. Bush left us in horrible shape especially with a start of snowballing debt and a started a war for his personal gain.
    I'm well aware of the condition of the country was from Clinton --> Bush --> Obama.
    Bush effed up the country badly lol


    Quote Originally Posted by Loki. View Post
    Air Force Guy here.

    It is not a publicity stunt. However you have to read between the lines.

    Withdraw from IRAQ.

    Do you know how many other places in the world the military actually deploy to outside of Iraq? Thats just one Country, just a few Bases. We wont be IN Iraq, but we will most asurdly still be AROUND them. There is no escaping it.
    I don't mean it as a publicity stunt directly. I should've used the word propaganda rather lol
     
         

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