IT’S NOW 19 MONTHS – AND 50,000 LEFT OVER
You mean you actually believed Barack Obama when he said US troops would be out of Iraq within 16 months of becoming President?
Q. Following that up, what is your schedule for withdrawing forces from Iraq? How fast would these withdrawals be carried out? What time frame?
A. [W]e believe that you can get one to two brigades out a month. At that pace, the forces would be out in approximately 16 months from the time that we began.
More fool you:
Amid complaints from has own party that he’s moving too slowly to end the war in Iraq, President Barack Obama will announce Friday that U.S. combat troops will be withdrawn by Aug. 31, 2010, but that as many as 50,000 Marines and soldiers would remain until the end of 2011.
It’s not as though you weren’t warned that Obama’s promise came with so many strings it was meaningless. Or that there’s plenty of other things he says that are not matched by what he does. But I guess it’s the way he says them,
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