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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:45 PM
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Question: did Prez O ever say he would *immediately*...
...withdraw troops from Iraq, during his campaign?

Having a spirited tete-a-tete on another forum, with a guy who is trying to say Obama broke a campaign promise about "immediate withdrawal from Iraq".

I don't recall Obama ever making a promise to leave Iraq immediately - I would have remembered, because on top of everything else, that would be impossible.

Can anyone point me to a source of quotes promising a "gradual" or staggered withdrawal of troops?

kthnks.
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LakeSamish706 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:48 PM
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1. Nope, as I recall he said that he would try for 16 months unless something unforeseen...
was introduced that would change that time frame.... He now says 19 months, and that works for me...
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:51 PM
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2. that's what I thought.
I didn't remember the specific timeline but I was sure it was a gradual, multi-phase plan.

Got a link to any pre-election O quotes on the matter so I can shut this RWNJ up?
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960 Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:56 PM
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3. He called for it when he was a Senator.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-481393/Obama-ca...

But he never promised he'd do it as CinC.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 PM
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5. From the article:
"We must get out strategically and carefully, removing troops from secure areas first and keeping troops in more volatile areas until later," said Obama.

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960 Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:40 PM
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6. He said to begin withdrawls immediately. 1 to 2 brigades per month.
How many has Obama withdrawn?
And then there's that pesky little trick that they're not coming home but going to Aghanistan.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:58 PM
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4. No. Nor did he say he could fix the economy in 45 days of taking office. n/t
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