Obama’s Iraq Troop Withdrawal Promise Meets Its Expiration Date

He promised to have troops out of Iraq by the end of 2011. Now the Obama administration has announced that at least 10,000 troops will remain in Iraq past the end of the year.

LA Times – The White House is prepared to keep as many as 10,000 U.S. troops in Iraq after the end of the year, amid growing concern that the planned pullout of virtually all remaining American forces would lead to intensified militant attacks, according to U.S. officials.

Keeping troops in Iraq after the deadline for their departure at the end of December would require agreement of Iraq’s deeply divided government, which is far from certain. The Iraqis so far have not made a formal request for U.S. troops to remain, according to the officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Every statement Obama makes has an expiration date.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • SigFan

    So where is the screeching and wailing Code Pink crowd now?  I guess they knew all along that he really didn’t mean ALL the troops when he said ALL the troops, huh? Oh well, another day in the life of Obama, another lie.

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    Iraq was a huge mistake.  What a waste of US lives and treasure!  Not to mention all of those innocent Iraqi’s who needlessly lost their lives.

    The results of this war will never be certain or permanent.  Better to let what may happen, happen now than to keep pretending plugging a leak with our finger is going to make a difference on how and when the dam crumbles.

    • Tracy

      “all of those innocent Iraqi’s who needlessly lost their lives.”

      And how many were lost at the hand of Saadam?

      • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

        They will still be finding human remains years from now…

    • JustRuss

      What is really funny about your statement, is that is what most conservatives have said over and over about the economy. Better to let the economy crash 3 years ago and pick itself up, than drag it out with the so-called stimulus plan.

      All those innocent americans that are still hurting, plugging the hole will make no difference when the economy collapses. It just left us $800 billion deeper in debt.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        That’s brilliant Russ.  Letting the US and global economy collapse would have been so much better.  Just think of all those people who were unprepared for that type of situation?  It was such a bad decision to allow people to save money and prepare for an economic downturn or to allow companies to make adjustments so that they can be more economically solvent and lean should bad times fall on us again.  Yes, watching everyone lose everything was a much more rational approach.  LOL
        /sarcasm

        • http://ndgoon.blogspot.com Goon

          Let me guess while you’re working a regular shift at McDonalds and living in your mother basement you also studied Economics? Is that what your saying.

      • Bat One

        Russ,  Obviously there’s a reason the kid has been labeled irony-impaired.  

  • http://www.bikebubba.blogspot.com bikebubba

    Hopefully Obama breaks his promise to get out of Afghanistan as well.  His promises were nothing short of idiotic–“hey, let’s tell our enemies when we’ll be gone so we can lay low until then.”  Brilliant dumb*ssery on Dear Leader’s part.

  • sbark

    ……….good …..were gonna need all the troops at home in order to prevent mass riots and chaos as Obama’s economic policies create vast wastelands, hyperinflation and loss of ability to pay welfare checks……..

    …….if our troops are still over seas………..Obama would ship in Mexico’s troops outfitted with guns from his regimes fast and furious gun running scheme, and or just uniform up the 15 million illegals and give them carte’ blanch.

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