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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So the effort of our troops was worthless?
    Of course it was. And it's not a surprise, after 1945 the USA have occupied 18 countries in order to "spread democracy", it has worked only with Germany and Japan (two modern countries which had already some experience with democracy) and possibly 2 others.

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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    If? Its been going on since the US invaded.
    True.
    Still, we don't need to go back to Iraq.
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    Re: Last US Combat Troops Leave Iraq

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So the effort of our troops was worthless?
    I am guessing that we will have done no long term good, nor would we ever be able to. Hope I am wrong though.

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    Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home - Yahoo! News

    KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait – A line of heavily armored American military vehicles, their headlights twinkling in the pre-dawn desert, lumbered past the barbed wire and metal gates marking the border between Iraq and Kuwait early Thursday and rolled into history.

    For the troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it was a moment of relief fraught with symbolism but lightened by the whoops and cheers of soldiers one step closer to going home. Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there.

    ...Scatterings of troops still await departure, and some 50,000 will stay another year in what is designated as a noncombat role. They will carry weapons to defend themselves and accompany Iraqi troops on missions (but only if asked). Special forces will continue to help Iraqis hunt for terrorists.
    I guess we won't know for years whether what the forces did in Iraq was a success or a failure. Nonetheless, I salute their bravery and commitment.

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    With 56,000 remaining, how can Obama say they're all left?
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    With 56,000 remaining, how can Obama say they're all left?
    Combat troops.
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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    With 56,000 remaining, how can Obama say they're all left?
    He's never said they all left. Fix your hearing aid.

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    Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    KHABARI CROSSING, Kuwait – As their convoy reached the barbed wire at the border crossing out of Iraq on Wednesday, the soldiers whooped and cheered. Then they scrambled out of their stifling hot armored vehicles, unfurled an American flag and posed for group photos.

    For these troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it was a moment of relief fraught with symbolism. Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq, well ahead of President Barack Obama's Aug. 31 deadline for ending U.S. combat operations there.
    There will still be Americans in Iraq for the purposes of support for quite some time, but for actual combat operations, we are done. This event marks the end result one of the most incompetent decisions of all time by a president. I hope we never make a mistake like this again. Our decision to go to Iraq, and the consequences it brought us, must never be forgotten.

    As for the troops that fought there, my hat is off to them. They are the real heroes here, not the Bush or Obama administrations, which both handled this war in spectacularly poor fashion. Here is a toast to those did the mission without complaining, fought to the best of their ability, and made America proud of them in uncertain times. For those who died there, you will not be forgotten.

    Now we need to finish the job fighting the war that needed to be fought, Afghanistan, which was neglected in favor of the huge strategic blunder that we are now finally in the process of extracting ourselves from.

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    Re: Goodbye Iraq: Last US combat brigade heads home

    What will Olberman say at the end of each of his shows now?!!!!

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