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    Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    The Obama administration has decided to drop the number of U.S. troops in Iraq at the end of the year down to 3,000, marking a major downgrade in force strength, multiple sources familiar with the inner workings and decisions on U.S. troop movements in Iraq told Fox News.Senior commanders are said to be livid at the decision, which has already been signed off by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
    The generals on the ground had requested that the number of troops remaining in Iraq at the end of the year reach about 27,000. But, there was major pushback about "the cost and the political optics" of that decision that the number was then reduced to 10,000.


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    I think Obama's in full on panic mode now. He's completely out of control.
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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Get them all out. It appears that there is no political backing for the continuation of the wars. In my opinion, that means putting any soldier in harm's way is irresponsible.

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I think Obama's in full on panic mode now. He's completely out of control.
    The military had 46,000 troops in Iraq as of June 30, 2011. If the super committee cannot reach agreement over budget cuts, which it probably will not, we may not be bring back 43,000, but all 46,000 and maybe instead of redeploying 30,000 from Afghanistan, he will be forced to bring them all home. Ron Paul would be pleased.

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Get them all out. It appears that there is no political backing for the continuation of the wars. In my opinion, that means putting any soldier in harm's way is irresponsible.
    And if then the budding democracy, which replaced a genocidal dictator, and liberalisation of Iraq begins to crumble, do you intend to support them?

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    Get them all out. It appears that there is no political backing for the continuation of the wars. In my opinion, that means putting any soldier in harm's way is irresponsible.
    Obama is desperate....sinking like a lead pipe into the East river

    It sure would be hard for Obama to use 'recall the troops!' as a campaign stance if the troops happen to come home before the election. How inconvenient for him.

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    And if then the budding democracy, which replaced a genocidal dictator, and liberalisation of Iraq begins to crumble, do you intend to support them?
    No.

    Before we go further, how extensive is your study of the history of the success of foreign occupations of nations in the region?

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    I think Obama's in full on panic mode now. He's completely out of control.
    There he goes, breaking another promise. The left will have him out of there by Nov 2012.
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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    No.

    Before we go further, how extensive is your study of the history of the success of foreign occupations of nations in the region?
    I'm not going further, as your study of modern context is obviously lacking.

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Good, get them the hell out. Why the hell are we wasting money on Iraq when Congress and the White House just got done blaming each other for the budget deficit less than five weeks ago? Do people have absolutely NO memory about anything?

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    Re: Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3,000

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    There he goes, breaking another promise. The left will have him out of there by Nov 2012.
    In reality the left loves the warfare state as much as you do.
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