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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:12 PM
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Every night over Baghdad: Roar of C-130s.Not bringing stuff in. It's the sound of America going home
Tweet from Liz Sly - Washington Post Foreign Correspondent

@lizsly Every night over Baghdad: the roar of C-130s. They're not bringing stuff in. It's the sound of America going home. #Iraq

https://twitter.com/#!/lizsly/status/140529073750413313


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pinto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:23 PM
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1. Thanks for the post and the reminder that however maddeningly slow the process is on.
I hope public opinion maintains very public support for disengagement throughout the region.

:thumbsup:
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 04:31 PM
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2. How sweet the sound!
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 04:34 PM by flpoljunkie
Retweet throughout the homeland!
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theaocp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 05:04 PM
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3. This will sound like me being a hater, but
what is "home"? Is it stateside or Kuwait? Do or can we actually know? I don't trust our MIC to not propagandize, so does anyone know for sure?
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:59 PM
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5. "They don't want these soldiers sitting around here (Kuwait). They want them home."
U.S. military works to get troops home faster from Iraq

The U.S. military is ordering that soldiers crossing from Iraq into Kuwait be returned home at a faster rate, a move that comes as commanders work to break up a bottleneck of troops who have been pouring across the border ahead of a year-end deadline to withdraw,
CNN has learned.

"The order is to have these soldiers off the ground in Kuwait as soon as possible," a military official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told CNN. The official, based in Kuwait, was not authorized to speak to the media.

"They don't want these soldiers sitting around here. They want them home."
The official did not immediately know whether the military was moving up or adding flights for troops from Kuwait.
The order follows President Barack Obama's announcement last month that he would pull virtually all troops from Iraq by year's end, meeting the terms of a U.S.-Iraqi security pact that set a December 31, 2011, withdrawal deadline.

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The road home for most troops will require them to cross from Iraq, either by convoy or airplane, into Kuwait. There, they will turn in equipment before starting the journey back to the United States.
The move to rotate soldiers more quickly out of Kuwait also is aimed at placating the oil kingdom.
Kuwait has long been concerned that the U.S. military not increase its footprint in the country.

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-23/middleeast/world_mea...
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_eh Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:26 PM
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10. Home IS where war ISN'T
Glad to see it!
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:34 PM
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12. If they aren't coming back here...
...then why would the President and others be bending over backwards with their "Hire a Vet" initiatives? I just interviewed for an internship. with the federal government There are three openings, two automatically went to vets. They now get precedence over any federal and most state government job openings. As I and any other job-seeking civilian can assure you, they're coming back here.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 08:52 PM
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4. kick
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Vattel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-26-11 10:02 PM
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6. Thanks Iraq for not agreeing to let us stay.
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Harmony Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:08 AM
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7. I will take it one step further
and thank all involved for ending this madness.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:11 AM
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8. Realty check: If McCain was President this wouldnt be happening.
Edited on Sun Nov-27-11 09:11 AM by DCBob
And we would probably be involved in a number of other wars across the planet.
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TheWraith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 02:26 PM
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13. +1.
If anyone's imagining this would have happened with ANY Republican, they're dreaming.
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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 08:15 PM
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16. EXACTLY. n/t
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:29 PM
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11. And, thanks to the President for not twisting their arms to change their minds.
And, thanks to him for not just saying, "Screw you. We'll stay whether or not you like it." as John McCain would have done.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:56 AM
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23. Republican/Teabaggers never ever give President Obama credit for anything either.
Hmmm...
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 01:17 PM
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9. kick
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tilsammans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 03:30 PM
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14. K & R, and re-tweeted . . .
. . . with happy tears in my eyes. :patriot:
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 07:50 PM
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15. kick
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:12 PM
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17. Thank you "Pirate Smile" This is Great News! Our troops Coming HOME!
I did seem some article in some puke press like NYT/WaPo or Somewhere saying there was going to be a troop "Build Up" in the Persian Gulf where the Iraqi Soldiers were going...but it was ALL LIES...Lying Puke/FUCKERS...and so I know that was all disinformation...and I'm so glad to see your post!

OUR IRAQI TROOPS ARE COMING HOME! HURRAH...HURRAH...

WAR IS ALMOST OVER!

JOHN LENNON IS SINGING IN HIS GRAVE....."WAR IS OVER ....IF YOU WANT IT........WAR IS OVER...WAR IS OVER!"

THANK GOD FOR OBAMA AND C-SPAN...WITHOUT YOU IT COULDN'T HAVE BEEN DONE!

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YvonneCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 03:50 PM
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19. And...
...Senator Kerry and VP Joe Biden. They have been persistent.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:02 PM
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20. TRUE! they are examples about how GLORIUS our American Empire truly is!
That this MAN can bring "single handed" the great DEMOCRACY TO THE WORLD...is an amazing and erotic experience!



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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-27-11 09:13 PM
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18. OOps... A Big K&R...sorry that I missed the "time" to kick without replying. eom
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WheelWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 07:01 PM
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21. Kick
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:24 AM
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22. 14,000 and counting.
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:17 PM
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24. Good news indeed. Thanks for posting this.
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