Obama: Iraq war is over

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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 12:46 am » by Newearthman


http://cjonline.com/news/2011-10-21/obama-iraq-war-over

Obama: Iraq war is over
Posted: October 21, 2011 - 12:23pm
October 21, 2011 - 01:23pm

Obama: Iraq war is over

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing all American troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.

Obama’s statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011. He never mentioned the tense and ultimately fruitless negotiations with Iraq over whether to keep several thousand U.S. forces in Iraq as a training force and a hedge against meddling from Iran or other outside forces.

Instead, Obama spoke of a promise kept, a new day for a self-reliant Iraq and a focus on building up the economy at home.

“I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year,” Obama said. “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”

Obama spoke after a private video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and he offered assurances that the two leaders agreed on the decision.

The U.S. military presence in Iraq stands at just under 40,000. All U.S. troops are to exit the country in accordance with a deal struck between the countries in 2008 when George W. Bush was president.

Obama, an opponent of the war from the start, took office and accelerated the end of the conflict. In August 2010, he declared the U.S. combat mission over.

“Over the next two months our troops in Iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home,” Obama said. “The last American soldier will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success and knowing that the American people stand united in our support for our troops.”

More than 4,400 American military members have been killed since the U.S. and its allies invaded Iraq in March 2003.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:25 am » by SUKHOV


There's a boost for a chance at a second term...
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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:29 am » by Hr2burn


I seriously wonder if "they" finally realize we no longer can afford this war? I think where our economy may have gone hadn't we spent this money and resources there. Granted the housing/loan scams would have still screwed the economy, but at least we would have gone into that in better fiscal condition.
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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:44 am » by -Marduk-


travvysavvy wrote:There's a boost for a chance at a second term...

Jobs' Meeting With Obama

Jobs, who was known for his prickly, stubborn personality, almost missed meeting President Obama in the fall of 2010 because he insisted that the president personally ask him for a meeting. Though his wife told him that Obama "was really psyched to meet with you," Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days. When he finally relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Jobs was characteristically blunt. He seemed to have transformed from a liberal into a conservative.

"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America's education system, saying it was "crippled by union work rules," noted Isaacson. "Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.
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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:46 am » by SUKHOV


marduk2012 wrote:
travvysavvy wrote:There's a boost for a chance at a second term...

Jobs' Meeting With Obama

Jobs, who was known for his prickly, stubborn personality, almost missed meeting President Obama in the fall of 2010 because he insisted that the president personally ask him for a meeting. Though his wife told him that Obama "was really psyched to meet with you," Jobs insisted on the personal invitation, and the standoff lasted for five days. When he finally relented and they met at the Westin San Francisco Airport, Jobs was characteristically blunt. He seemed to have transformed from a liberal into a conservative.

"You're headed for a one-term presidency," he told Obama at the start of their meeting, insisting that the administration needed to be more business-friendly. As an example, Jobs described the ease with which companies can build factories in China compared to the United States, where "regulations and unnecessary costs" make it difficult for them.

Jobs also criticized America's education system, saying it was "crippled by union work rules," noted Isaacson. "Until the teachers' unions were broken, there was almost no hope for education reform." Jobs proposed allowing principals to hire and fire teachers based on merit, that schools stay open until 6 p.m. and that they be open 11 months a year.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:51 am » by Blondie1w2000


We've gotta pull out of Iraq in preparation for the attack on Iran.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 1:57 am » by -Marduk-


blondie1w2000 wrote:We've gotta pull out of Iraq in preparation for the attack on Iran.

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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 2:03 am » by Newearthman


blondie1w2000 wrote:We've gotta pull out of Iraq in preparation for the attack on Iran.

:P

I believe 9/11, Afganistan/Iraq and the financial collaps are all part of an elaborate plot set in place by tptb to screw humanity for some evil reason.
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PostSat Oct 22, 2011 2:07 am » by The57ironman


newearthman wrote:
blondie1w2000 wrote:We've gotta pull out of Iraq in preparation for the attack on Iran.

:P

I believe 9/11, Afganistan/Iraq and the financial collaps are all part of an elaborate plot set in place by tptb to screw humanity for some evil reason.



:shock: ......yup........some evil reason........ :hell:
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