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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Iran is already making its move...
    Iran made it's move helping to talk the GWB admin into invading Iraq. see Aras Karim Habib

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    ...and it appears that the fragile democracy in Iraq will be lost and all those lives and treasure will have been wasted and all, it appears, for strictly domestic political purposes.
    sunk costs

    Iran has every reason to keep Iraq democratic. The largest and most powerful parties in Iraq were harbored by Iran during Hussein's regime.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Don't worry. We'll be going back in a few years.
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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    They're pulling out the 40,000 troops because they'll be needed elsewhere, like in Iran.

    Our bipartisan Congress is committed to military interventionism in the Middle East, regardless of what economic problems are happening on the home front.

    Mark my words. There will be another major war soon. We are already in every oil related country there.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    How long until Iran goes to war with Iraq for the 100th time?

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    They're pulling out the 40,000 troops because they'll be needed elsewhere, like in Iran.

    Our bipartisan Congress is committed to military interventionism in the Middle East, regardless of what economic problems are happening on the home front.

    Mark my words. There will be another major war soon. We are already in every oil related country there.
    Only Obama would remove forces from Iraq, to ready them for operations in Iran. He's just that brilliant.
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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq - CNN.com


    In a short speech delivered minutes ago, President Obama said our remaining forces in Iraq will be home for the coming holidays


    I think its a bad idea announcing a pull out date. The insurgents in Iraq are not stupid,except for maybe the suicide bombers. Logic would tell them to amass their forces and wait until sometime after the US left.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Logic would tell them to amass their forces and wait until sometime after the US left.
    Hopefully, it won't help.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    It's all for his campaign in my opinion. I think it's a poor decision for Obama to announce a troop withdrawal or to withdraw if the situation is still hostile or not resolved.
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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    It's all for his campaign in my opinion. I think it's a poor decision for Obama to announce a troop withdrawal or to withdraw if the situation is still hostile or not resolved.
    none of his foreign policy failures or successes will matter in the 2012 election.

    the only issues that will decide the winner is the state of the economy and how crazy the GOP nominee is.

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    Re: Official: U.S. pulling out all troops from Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think its a bad idea announcing a pull out date. The insurgents in Iraq are not stupid,except for maybe the suicide bombers. Logic would tell them to amass their forces and wait until sometime after the US left.
    A moot point. Both governments acknowledge the pullout. The US and Iraq could not agree on legal immunity for US military personnel in-theater. Remaining in Iraq would have exposed American soldiers to possible arrest, prosecution, and penalties under Iraqi civil/criminal laws. Such a situation is untenable.

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