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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Ferris View Post
    I know right it sucks that Saddam is still not in power.

    I have nothing against the ouster of Saddam, but the subsequent occupations of both Iraq and Afghanistan to bring democracy to the Islamic world was about as retarded as it gets, which is why it inevitably miserably failed.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamaYoMoma View Post
    ........................................Link???
    That's how they're made up. Don't have any specific links to that technical info, but this pretty much says the same thing in lay terms:

    US stresses military role in Iraq, combat brigades under different name | Raw Story
    It's not "tolerance" if you already approve of what you purport to "tolerate."

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    That's how they're made up. Don't have any specific links to that technical info, but this pretty much says the same thing in lay terms:

    US stresses military role in Iraq, combat brigades under different name | Raw Story
    Okay where are all the M2/3 Bradleys, Abrams and Strykers?

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    This is correct in terms of the solders and their equipment, though the units themsevles do not have the armored assets that the combat brigades have.

    They still have armored humvees and MRAPs (to some extent) but not M2/3 Bradleys, Abrams and Strykers.

    As an aside: Whoever came up with the name "Stryker" shoud be hung.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamaYoMoma View Post
    Okay where are all the M2/3 Bradleys, Abrams and Strykers?
    Fine, they don't have the mechanized armor. But they absolutely DO have "meaningful" combat capability, which if you'll note is what I was responding to.

    There are a lot of people who seem to be under the impression that there will be no more US combat in Iraq. This is, as I said, another "Mission Accomplished" moment.
    It's not "tolerance" if you already approve of what you purport to "tolerate."

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Fine, they don't have the mechanized armor. But they absolutely DO have "meaningful" combat capability, which if you'll note is what I was responding to.

    There are a lot of people who seem to be under the impression that there will be no more US combat in Iraq. This is, as I said, another "Mission Accomplished" moment.
    Actually it appears that they will have some heavy armor on hand:

    Key Iraq Training Units Still Being Developed The Washington Independent

    Nagl did not expect the composition of the Brigade Combat Teams to change very much as the Army creates the new AABs. “It is my understanding that the Army will modify existing Brigade Combat Teams by giving them a new mission and some additional senior personnel to focus on advising,” he said

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Actually it appears that they will have some heavy armor on hand:

    Key Iraq Training Units Still Being Developed The Washington Independent
    That is what I read originally, but people get picky about news sources 'round these parts.

    The armor doesn't matter a whole lot to what I was saying, though.
    It's not "tolerance" if you already approve of what you purport to "tolerate."

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Except for the 50K+ troops who still remain.
    Are you suggesting the 50K+ troops were left behind to be slaughtered?

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Fine, they don't have the mechanized armor. But they absolutely DO have "meaningful" combat capability, which if you'll note is what I was responding to.

    There are a lot of people who seem to be under the impression that there will be no more US combat in Iraq. This is, as I said, another "Mission Accomplished" moment.
    The impression I have is that the troops left behind are not "just" combat troops that have only one purpose, to engage in combat with the enemy. Apparently, they have other directives and skills more suitable to helping Iraq rebuild itself, such as training and planning. And, they are also under the State Department's control and not the DoD. So it is pretty clear they were not left behind to engage in combat.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I thought the surge was a sucess?
    um, exactly?

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