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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    7 April 2011

    "I think there is interest in having a continuing presence, but the politics are such that we'll just have to wait and see because the initiative ultimately has to come from the Iraqis," Mr Gates said during a question-and-answer session with some of the 200 soldiers stationed at the Camp Liberty US base.

    BBC News - Robert Gates: US Iraq troops 'could stay longer'

    Signs are mounting that some U.S. forces could remain in Iraq after President Barack Obama's declared December 31 full withdrawal date.

    The latest sign comes from Leon Panetta, Obama's choice to be the next U.S. secretary of defense.

    During a Senate confirmation hearing on his nomination on June 9, he said, "I think it's clear to me that Iraq is considering the possibility of making a request for some kind of presence to remain there."

    U.S. Troops Look Set To Stay In Iraq Beyond 2011 - Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty 2011

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    LOL!

    you don't know what you're talking about---again



    All U.S. troops out of Iraq by 2011, Obama says - SFGate

    facts are our friends, facts are very powerful
    Ya, no more "troops"... but we will still have :
    - mercenaries
    - military diplomats
    - security forces
    - combat assistance brigades
    - and more...

    But remember what Obama told us, (to paraphrase lightly) we are "waging peace" in these countries. That's why Obama deserves the peace prize still.

    We are literally entering a 1984 society where the lexicon is so manipulated that we'll actually start to believe that war is peace, that ignorance is strength and that freedom is slavery.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    Ya, no more "troops"... but we will still have :
    - mercenaries
    - military diplomats
    - security forces
    - combat assistance brigades
    - and more...

    But remember what Obama told us, (to paraphrase lightly) we are "waging peace" in these countries. That's why Obama deserves the peace prize still.

    We are literally entering a 1984 society where the lexicon is so manipulated that we'll actually start to believe that war is peace, that ignorance is strength and that freedom is slavery.
    Like many before him, he was careful with the language. And he won't be the last to so deceive. Sadly.
    Last edited by Boo Radley; 07-29-11 at 01:34 AM.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    vote obama, 2012!

    he won't be the last to deceive!

    how utterly pathetic

    standards, anyone?

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    vote obama, 2012!

    he won't be the last to deceive!

    how utterly pathetic

    standards, anyone?
    Which liar do you prefer?

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Which liar do you prefer?
    standards, anyone?

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Which liar do you prefer?
    That's where the Prof's claims falls apart of course. There are no credible presidential candidates that are less hawkish. And he forgets to mention it was the GOP that voted us into the unnecessary war in Iraq in the first place!
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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's where the Prof's claims falls apart of course. There are no credible presidential candidates that are less hawkish. And he forgets to mention it was the GOP that voted us into the unnecessary war in Iraq in the first place!
    He misses a lot. Sadly, we always have to choose between the candidates we have. Sadly, we don't do the job we need to getting better people not only to run, but to make sure they don't need the money to run, thus beholding them to interests. You know, those loppying groups the poor have to keep all their sweet deals they get from the government.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    No, that is not so. They will be using that base they built.
    They built dozens of bases and several super sized ones. But all are located in Iraq aren't they?
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    Re: US troops coming home? Obama to say on Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They built dozens of bases and several super sized ones. But all are located in Iraq aren't they?
    I will have to look. Seems I remember a rather large one in Iraq. But I may look into it more later, memory goes when you age.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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