Iraq PM: Immunity Issue Scuttled US Troop Deal


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"A day earlier, President Barack Obama had hailed the troops' withdrawal as the result of his commitment — promised shortly after taking office in 2009 — to end the war..."

You mean one of your politicians lied to you? Do you also remember how soon your politician said he would have your sons and daughters, whom he calls "troops", out of Iraq[1]?

I think the STR quote of the day will make an appropriate comment to this story.

"Political promises are much like marriage vows. They are made at the beginning of the relationship between candidate and voter, but are quickly forgotten." ~ Dick Gregory

[1] "On his campaign website, Obama promised he would "remove one to two combat brigades each month, and have all of our combat brigades out of Iraq within 16 months."

His commitment to bring combat troops home by May 20, 2010, and end the war gave him an edge among Democrats over candidate Hillary Clinton.

However, on Feb. 27, Obama declared, "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By Aug. 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end."

If Obama adheres to his plan, combat troops will return home months later than originally promised. The New York Times reports, Obama will withdraw only two of the 14 brigades before December.

As part of a "new era of American leadership," he also said he would leave behind a residual force of 35,000 to 50,000 troops and remove all U.S. soldiers from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011 – the same deadline the Bush administration negotiated with the Iraqi government last year in its Status of Forces Agreement."

So, which is it Barack Hussein OBAMA, you wanted to "remove all U.S. soldiers from Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011" or you wanted to "leave behind a residual force of 35,000 to 50,000" U.S. soldiers, other peoples sons and daughters?

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