Obama To Keep Combat Troops In Iraq More Than A Year Longer Than Bush Was!
Posted by Casey on February 24, 2009
Today the AP is reporting that Obama will remove US combat troops from Iraq by August 2010, and that all US troops will be pulled out by December 2011. On the surface this looks good for Obama supporters, but Obama can’t take credit for getting US troops out of Iraq. That was ALL Bush.
In fact, before the election, Bush and the Iraqis signed the agreement to get all US troops out of Iraq by December 2011. So Obama can’t get any credit for that date of withdrawal. Especially since it was in the works for over a year at the time it was signed last November.
However, all US troops is different than US combat troops. So when did Bush say he would withdraw all US combat troops? Bush signed an agreement with the Iraqis to have all US combat troops out of Iraq by June 30, 2009. You’ll notice the date released by the Obama administration to have all US combat troops out of Iraq was August 2010. So Bush was actually going to withdraw our combat troops 14 earlier than Obama! So much for hopeandchange.
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