Friday, May 1, 2009

British forces out of Iraq but . .

"At the height of combat operations in the months after the U.S.-led invasion, Britain had 46,000 troops in Iraq. Washington still has about 130,000 troops in Iraq and has shifted units south ahead of the British pullout. . . . President Barack Obama has said he plans to end American combat operations in Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010, leaving a contingency force of up to 50,000 to train and advise the Iraqi security forces. The remainder of American troops are required under a U.S.-Iraqi security pact to leave by the end of 2011."

At least 50,000 American troops in Iraq until at least 2011? Someday, someone will explain to me why the "anti war" Democratic candidate is doing what the "pro war" Republican candidate proposed. And, why the "anti war" Congress elected in 2006 still hasn't cut off war funding.

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