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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:49 PM
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White House: US on track to end Iraq combat role
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100811/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_u...

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is satisfied that United States can safely end its combat role in Iraq on schedule at the end of the month, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Wednesday after the president was briefed by his national security team and the top U.S. commander in Iraq.

Obama met with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, national security adviser James Jones and, by videoconference, the U.S. commander in Iraq, Gen. Ray Odierno.

"The president heard directly from General Odierno, who said that we were on target to complete our drawdown by the end of August. Already we have removed over 80,000 troops from Iraq since President Obama took office," Gibbs said.
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Kdillard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:53 PM
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1. Good now for that other black hole Afghanistan.
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Peacetrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:05 PM
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2. yep...
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:18 PM
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3. Pants
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 06:19 PM by dipsydoodle
They've just renamed the combat troops as advise and assist whatever.

See here for example : http://www.politicaltheatrics.net/2010/08/no-the-combat... / There are other links on the subject elsewhere on DU from last week.
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4lbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:23 PM
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4. President Obama kept his "brigade a month" promise. However, I'm sure there are those who don't
think so.

If they need educating on that, I'm willing to do so.

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