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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Nobody is saying we're out of Iraq.
    Ok then... what -is- being said?

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Nobody is saying we're out of Iraq.

    Nobody is saying we're out of Iraq.

    Nobody is saying we're out of Iraq.

    Nobody is saying we're out of Iraq.
    Er...

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    NBC and MSNBC's Olberman and Maddow will have the satisfaction of being the only news organization to live broadcast the last of the combat troops leaving Iraq and the end of the war on Iraq. The other news stations seem to have been completely caught off guard and didn't have any reporters there to witness this momentous event.
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    No, probably not as momentus as Saigon. But at least we left with some dignity and didn't leave tens of thousands behind to get slaughtered.
    It's not the end of the war in Iraq, nor did we leave anything.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Er...
    It's not the end of the war in Iraq, nor did we leave anything.


    Would you settle for the beginning of the end of the war?

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Er...





    It's not the end of the war in Iraq, nor did we leave anything.


    As far as the American public is concerned, it's over.
    The war in Iraq has ended, and we've left.
    Never mind that we somehow left 50,000 American sons and daughters behind.
    By next week, once we've heard "Iraq is over, we've pulled out" fifty more times, we'll manage to collectively forget all about them, as if they never existed.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Would you settle for the beginning of the end of the war?
    If you want to look at it that way, then the agreement that was signed years ago laying out this timeline was the actual "beginning of the end of the war."

    For my part, I don't think the war will be anywhere close to an end until the troops are almost all home or it's a situation like South Korea.

    Combat brigades in Iraq under different name - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times

    Combat brigades in Iraq under different name

    As the final convoy of the Army’s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Fort Lewis, Wash., entered Kuwait early Thursday, a different Stryker brigade remained in Iraq.

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team of the 25th Infantry Division are deployed in Iraq as members of an Advise and Assist Brigade, the Army’s designation for brigades selected to conduct security force assistance.

    So while the “last full U.S. combat brigade” have left Iraq, just under 50,000 soldiers from specially trained heavy, infantry and Stryker brigades will stay, as well as two combat aviation brigades.
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    This is totally an orwellian 'end of the war'... the 'combat troops' have been all replaced by 'private security' (re: mercenaries) who will still engage in combat if needed, but they are not combat troops and so the war is over as far as the military is concerned, but in terms of the military industrial complex, the business is still booming in Iraq.

    Its' like that time where they said the pulled out of the cities, when the reality was that they changed the city limits to exclude the bases...

    Or better yet, Bush's famous 'mission accomplished'... which should by any stretch have meant 'get ready to pack your bags'.

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    This is totally an orwellian 'end of the war'... the 'combat troops' have been all replaced by 'private security' (re: mercenaries) who will still engage in combat if needed, but they are not combat troops and so the war is over as far as the military is concerned, but in terms of the military industrial complex, the business is still booming in Iraq.

    Its' like that time where they said the pulled out of the cities, when the reality was that they changed the city limits to exclude the bases...

    Or better yet, Bush's famous 'mission accomplished'... which should by any stretch have meant 'get ready to pack your bags'.
    Do you have a link?
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    it sucks how this isnt really going as hoped for..

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by political_signs View Post
    it sucks how this isnt really going as hoped for..
    Yeah, well. What did anyone expect?
    I was out there protesting this thing in the streets when it started nearly a decade ago.
    I didn't "hope for" anything. Not if hope implies admitting the possibility of some positive outcome. I never anticipated one.

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