U.S., Iraqi Negotiators Agree on 2011 Withdrawal

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  1. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    hey remember that war in Iraq?

    washington post

     
  2. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I thought timetables and deadlines meant the terrorists won?
     
  3. bradl macrumors 68040

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    So sayeth the Reds, who were totally against a timetable and deadline.

    The irony in this as far as the Reds' involvement is so pathetically thick. :rolleyes:

    BL.
     
  4. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    So what happened to this?
    Is Bush now irresponsible? Is he encouraging killers across the broader Middle East?
    Is he deliberately putting our soldiers in greater harm?
     
  5. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Only if the democrats set the time or date. If a republican does it, it is ok. Where have you been the last 7 years?
     
  6. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I can't help being completely cynical about this.

    This was done because either
    • the Republican party thinks hopping on the Democratic withdrawal bandwagon will win them some votes this fall; or
    • they realize continued occupation of Iraq is untenable when they badly need more troops in Afghanistan.
    Even then, if a (God forbid!) McCain administration wanted to keep the same level of troops in Iraq, I'm sure they could. They're only withdrawing combat troops, see? You could have the exact same troops, doing the exact same things, but if you call them advisors, then they don't have to go.

    Like I said...cynical of me. But then Korea wasn't a war, it was a police action, remember?
     
  7. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Not to mention that you could withdraw 140,000 American troops from Iraq and the country would still have over 140,000 American mercenaries in country...
     
  8. leekohler macrumors G5

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  9. Mike Teezie macrumors 68020

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    Insanity. You can't make this stuff up. IOIYAR.

    Loathe as I am to use smileys, this one just always seems to sum up how my brain feels when reading stuff like this:

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  10. solvs macrumors 603

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    Yeah, also noticing the hypocrisy here. But as I had posted awhile ago, the Iraqis want us out. The administration doesn't have much of a choice. So they play up "the surge is working" meme and ignore that this matches Obama's plans to praise McCain's ideas, that now are starting to match Obama's.

    Iraq deal hovers over presidential campaign

    But all is not rosy:

    Exiting Iraq, Petraeus Says Gains Are Fragile
    Iraq Takes Aim at Leaders of U.S.-Tied Sunni Groups
    Key U.S. Iraq strategy in danger of collapse
    Suicide bomber kills 25 at west Baghdad banquet
    Fear Keeps Iraqis Out of Their Baghdad Homes
     
  11. stevento macrumors 6502

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    On the ranch in Crawford, TX, that's true. in reality, that's false.
     

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