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Just moments ago, President Obama announced that the U.S. will remove all of the remaining troops from Iraq by the end of this year.

In a press-conference today, the President announced that he spoke with Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to reassure him that the agreed upon deadline would stand. He also invited PrimeMinister Nouri al-Maliki to the White House in December to discuss how the U.S. can assist Iraq in a moving forward and building a stronger nation.

The 2011 date was apart of a bilateral security accord negotiated by the Bush Administration, however, U.S. and Iraqi officials were trying to negotiate a deal that would allow some troops to remain. However, both governments could not agree on agreement that would have given U.S. troops immunity from prosecution.

Last year, more than 100,000 combat troops were removed from Iraq, and today the President assured the military that the remaining 39,000 troops “would be home by the Holidays” and the war would officially be over.

 

What do you think about American troops leaving Iraq? Are the Iraquis ready to protect their own country? 

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  • It’s about time the US brought the troops home. The question that should be on everyone’s mind now is “when will the troops in Afghanistan come home?”

  • Nikki

    It don’t matter, the troops will be home, but there will be the largest US base in the world still in Iraq, functioning as a city within a city. And let’s not start talking about all the private contractors out there.

    The war is never over; it just gets privatized …

  • Jai

    Bringing the troops home will save the US $$$$$$, President Obama is making good on his campaign promises!!!!!

    • whatever

      IRAQ – 1 Trillion spent

      AFGHANISTAN – 500 Billion spent

      LIBYA – 1 Billion spent (Guess Qaddafi was worth 1 Billion… hmmm, what could the ulterior motive be)

    • PGS

      @whatever,

      The US has spent over $1 trillion in Afganistan, and another $1 trillion in Iraq, which is why we are on the verge of bankruptcy.

      But, spending $1 Billion in Libya is chump change to America. That misson was damn near free in terms of long-term costs.

  • This is nothing more than a political ploy by a sinking politician. Notice the media were talking earlier in the week about how bad he is falling in the polls and then Social Security checks are going to increase by 3.6% and he is pulling all of the troops out of Iraq by the end of the year. I am sorry but, I and many others are not buying what he is selling.

    It sickens me that the main stream media coddles this fraud on a daily basis. There is only one media outlet in the world today that exposes Barrack Hussien Obama for the fraudulent, elitist, coward that he is. You can visit that site at: http://tinyurl.com/c95t53