[BREAKING:] Obama: All U.S. Troops Will Be Out of Iraq by End of Year

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Congressman Dana Rohrabacher told the Laguna Niguel City Council last night that U.S. troops do not belong in Iraq. The Huntington Beach Republican must be ready to give Barack Obama a bear hug because the president just announced all U.S. military in Iraq will be home for the holidays.

In announcing the troop pullout without taking questions from White House reporters, Obama also claimed progress is being made in ending the U.S. engagement in Afghanistan.

Obama hadn't even walked away from the podium when critics from Rohrabacher's party lined up to pile on that it is foolhardy to leave Iraq because the mission accomplished under their former GOP standard bearer George W. Bush has yet to be accomplished under Barry of Kenya. Maybe they need to see him on an aircraft carrier near the Coronado bridge to believe it.

Despite Obama's pledge that U.S. troops from Iraq and Afghanistan will soon transition from war to readiness training, a reporter's question shouted as the president walked away may portend a short stateside stay for those heading home:

"What about Iran?"

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mitch young
mitch young

I like how the Mary Jane story gets 100+ comments but this one gets less than ten. OC Weekly readers have *their* priorities straight.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Mitch,

The evidence doesnt lie!

mitch young
mitch young

I just checked LA Times and Yahoo, I don't find anything. Are you channelling this strait from Obama's brain? Or is OC Weekly somehow scooping those two fine organizations? 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Its breaking news on CNN dot com

mitch young
mitch young

From the cnn.com story

"Of the 39,000 troops in Iraq, only about 150, a negligible force, will ***remain to assist in arms sales.***"Glad to see we have our priorities straight.

Thing is, this is actually a pretty big gamble for 'O' -- it is quite possible the country will go to hell (Iraq, ours is already there) before Nov, 2012. That won't look good.

Matthew T. Coker
Matthew T. Coker

Yep, I was watching it unfold on CNN. Woulda had it up sooner but my goddamn internet connection was going all Trash 80 on me.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Hey don't complain to me about your internet connection... Go see Gustavo,  Isnt he in charge? 

mitch young
mitch young

Well, there's one thing I can credit Obama for. Good on him! Does seem a little bit too much to be true, as there are what, 30,000 troops in Iraq and winding up that size operation in 2 months seems a tall order. But assuming it is true, good deal.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Saw this coming from a mile away.  Its been 3 years and now Barry is finally starting to keep one promise. Coincidentally right before an election... We call this the "Adrian Beltre"... Put in an MVP performance the year before your contract expires then mail it in after that. 

Katn1084
Katn1084

He also promised to get Bin Laden. Did he do that?

909Jeff
909Jeff

Nope our intelligence community and Navy seals did that... Barry just said..OK 

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