Go Back   Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > Politics, Government, or Religion Chat
GL4x4 Live! GL4x4 Casino

Politics, Government, or Religion Chat Bring your flamesuit!







Search
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old October 21st, 2011, 03:59 PM   #1
Steve-in-Petoskey
Looking to ride
 
Steve-in-Petoskey's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-28-07
Location: Petoskey area
Posts: 1,687
iTrader: (2)
Send a message via Skype™ to Steve-in-Petoskey
All Troops in Iraq Coming Home

http://www.allproudamericans.com/all...ming-home.html


President Obama announced Friday that all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2011, saying the troops "will definitely be home for the holidays."

The president spoke in the White House briefing room after holding a secure video conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Obama said he and the Iraqi leader are in "full agreement about how to move forward.".

The U.S. has had a long-standing agreement to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of this year, but officials from both countries had discussed maintaining a U.S. residual force to train Iraqi forces.

But the United States eventually balked at maintaining a force because Iraq has refused to grant American troops legal immunity in Iraqi courts.



Steve-in-Petoskey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 07:13 PM   #2
ScOoTeR
GLFWDA Member #07520
 
ScOoTeR's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-09-05
Location: Howell
Posts: 21,222
iTrader: (35)
This is step one;

Step two: release some of the oil reserves to lower fuel prices;

Step three: (because people are stupid) Reelection (profit).
ScOoTeR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 07:32 PM   #3
Tizken
Senior Member
 
Join Date: 07-29-07
Location: Jackson, MI
Posts: 423
iTrader: (7)
The only misstep was getting Gadaffi too soon. That should have waited till after the primary's.
Tizken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 07:50 PM   #4
grnd93
Senior Member
 
grnd93's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-15-08
Location: New Boston, MI
Posts: 724
iTrader: (18)
So, how about Afghanistan?
grnd93 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 21st, 2011, 10:31 PM   #5
Medic8
You call, we haul.
 
Medic8's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-08-05
Location: Southgate, MI
Posts: 1,492
iTrader: (4)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve-in-Petoskey View Post
http://www.allproudamericans.com/all...ming-home.html


President Obama announced Friday that all U.S. forces will be withdrawn from Iraq by the end of 2011, saying the troops "will definitely be home for the holidays."

The president spoke in the White House briefing room after holding a secure video conference with Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Obama said he and the Iraqi leader are in "full agreement about how to move forward.".

The U.S. has had a long-standing agreement to withdraw all combat troops from Iraq by the end of this year, but officials from both countries had discussed maintaining a U.S. residual force to train Iraqi forces.

But the United States eventually balked at maintaining a force because Iraq has refused to grant American troops legal immunity in Iraqi courts.



That still leaves the non-combat security teams, engineers, medical, logistics, etc. It's far from over, but still a step in the right direction.

Now if we could just get Afghanistan taken care of.
Medic8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 28th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #6
ovrlnd
HURL SCOUTS
 
ovrlnd's Avatar
 
Join Date: 03-23-07
Location: Westland, Michigan
Posts: 10,003
iTrader: (14)
Send a message via AIM to ovrlnd
while I am extremely happy to see this happen, it is a clear attempt by an administration circling the drain to improve ratings so while campaigning he can say "see what I did".
ovrlnd is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply
Great Lakes 4x4. The largest offroad forum in the Midwest > General 4x4 Stuff > Politics, Government, or Religion Chat
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:54 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin, Copyright 2000 - 2012, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Cracker Enterprises - Powered by Linux
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=
Page generated in 0.09516 seconds with 24 queries