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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership


    Except that headline is misleading because Obama didn't declare the Iraq War was a success.

    Again, from the Gaurdian article.....

    "We knew this day would come. We've known it for some time. But still there is something profound about the end of a war that has lasted so long," said Obama. "It's harder to end a war than begin one. Everything that American troops have done in Iraq - all the fighting, all the dying, the bleeding and the building and the training and the partnering, all of it has landed to this moment of success."


    And what was that "moment of success"? It was troop withdrawal.
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Except that headline is misleading because Obama didn't declare the Iraq War was a success.

    Again, from the Gaurdian article.....
    "We knew this day would come. We've known it for some time. But still there is something profound about the end of a war that has lasted so long," said Obama. "It's harder to end a war than begin one. Everything that American troops have done in Iraq - all the fighting, all the dying, the bleeding and the building and the training and the partnering, all of it has landed to this moment of success."
    And what was that "moment of success"? It was troop withdrawal.
    You're not getting the entire picture but, even if what you say were true, and considering the murderous aftermath of the troop withdrawal in Iraq, do you still consider this 'withdrawal' a 'success'?

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You're not getting the entire picture but, even if what you say were true, and considering the murderous aftermath of the troop withdrawal in Iraq, do you still consider this 'withdrawal' a 'success'?
    If what she says is true, that isn't the question. But understand this was coming no matter when we withdrew. It was destined the second we recklessly invaded Iraq.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    If what she says is true, that isn't the question. But understand this was coming no matter when we withdrew. It was destined the second we recklessly invaded Iraq.
    That is clearly unprovable and a foolishly wild speculation. The fact is that the real problems began once the troops were removed and that is not debatable..

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You're not getting the entire picture but, even if what you say were true, and considering the murderous aftermath of the troop withdrawal in Iraq, do you still consider this 'withdrawal' a 'success'?
    What bloody aftermath? While still too high, there were less deaths after US combat troop withdrawal in 2009, than before....



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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    What bloody aftermath? While still too high, there were less deaths after US combat troop withdrawal in 2009, than before....
    What bloody aftermath???https://www.google.ca/search?q=isis+...2&ved=0CDAQsAQ

    And the troops were pulled in 2011.

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Except that headline is misleading because Obama didn't declare the Iraq War was a success.

    Again, from the Gaurdian article.....

    "We knew this day would come. We've known it for some time. But still there is something profound about the end of a war that has lasted so long," said Obama. "It's harder to end a war than begin one. Everything that American troops have done in Iraq - all the fighting, all the dying, the bleeding and the building and the training and the partnering, all of it has landed to this moment of success."


    And what was that "moment of success"? It was troop withdrawal.
    What goes around comes around, eh?
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    What bloody aftermath???https://www.google.ca/search?q=isis+...2&ved=0CDAQsAQ

    And the troops were pulled in 2011.
    Combat troops were pulled out in 2009.....with an extension of 10 months.....


    On 27 February 2009, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, President Barack Obama announced his revision to the original date of withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq. The revision was to extend the original date of 30 June 2009 for an additional 10 months, to 31 August 2010.

    On 19 August 2010 the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was the last American combat brigade to withdraw from Iraq.

    Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Combat troops were pulled out in 2009.....with an extension of 10 months.....


    On 27 February 2009, at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, President Barack Obama announced his revision to the original date of withdrawal of combat troops from Iraq. The revision was to extend the original date of 30 June 2009 for an additional 10 months, to 31 August 2010.

    On 19 August 2010 the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division was the last American combat brigade to withdraw from Iraq.

    Withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    You only have to read the first paragraph. FLASHBACK

    Are you aware now of the 'bloody aftermath'? Do you know that there were terrorists murdering innocent Iraqis when the troops were there and that by removing the troops the situation could only get worse?

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    Re: Obama Blasts Republicans Over Letter to Iranian Leadership

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    What goes around comes around, eh?
    What is that supposed to mean?

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