Obama To End Iraqi War

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Bolitics, News

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President Barack Obama

President Obama ain’t f*kin around:

In one area — Iraq — President Barack Obama has found the bipartisanship that has eluded him so far with his economic plan and domestic agenda. Obama muted his critics and found support among congressional Democrats and Republicans over the timetable for troop withdrawal that he announced last week.

The president committed to pull out nearly all combat troops by August 2010. He listened to the recommendations of the military and then roughly split the difference between what the generals requested and what he promised during the campaign.

Obama not only wants to get the troops out of Iraq, he needs to in order to meet two other commitments: lowering the federal deficit and transferring 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan. In six years at war, America has spent more than $700 billion in Iraq. It costs nearly $400,000 per year to keep each soldier there. But the president doesn’t want to be accused of blowing the gains made since the surge in troops that President George W. Bush ordered and, more significantly, the successful counter-insurgency strategy of Gen. David Petraeus.

Most of the 142,000 troops there now will leave between December and August 2010. Up to 50,000 personnel will remain, as trainers, advisers and combat troops doing anti-terrorist work — an unclear mission.

Finally with an end in sight, Washington can work on diverting the gajillions of tax payers dollars to serve the actual tax payers for a change.

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  • ms meca

    1st

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner(That's $25,000 Alpaca! You blot that $h!t!)

    Good…..

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner(That's $25,000 Alpaca! You blot that $h!t!)

    Dammit Ms Meca!!!!!

  • Mandah! aka Cranberry Sauce...Bossip i hate you! Gravatar, i wont hate you if you let me change my daggone gravie!

    i be glad when my brother doesnt have to go back to that pointless “war”…. i trim bushes nicca!

  • Philly

    my president is black, my audi’s blue, and i’ll be….

  • Joline

    I do not like this black president.
    I saw his profile on millionaire & celebrity dating club____MillionaireLoving. C O M____last week. I am wondering what kind of relationship he is looking for on that site.

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (Finally has a wedding band...yay!)

    Good…they were SUPPOSED to be finding Osama Bin Laden if I’m not mistaken.

    The next time I play Hide N Seek, Osama Bin Laden is on MY team!

  • Jay

    In response to the ad saying do I regret voting for Obama? Nope only more sure of my decision he was the right “man” for the job.

  • http://bossip MY BAAD

    **top 10**

    WE need the soliders back here to protect our prez against rabid AMERICANS..

    WAR AINT PEACE..

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner(That's $25,000 Alpaca! You blot that $h!t!)

    next time I play Hide N Seek, Osama Bin Laden is on MY team!
    _______________________________________________________________
    Lol. Osama Bin Laden Bin in the White House eating oatmeal.

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner(That's $25,000 Alpaca! You blot that $h!t!)

    WE need the soliders back here to protect our prez against rabid AMERICANS..

    WAR AINT PEACE..
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    Yeah, The U-Whited States of America does target my President.

  • bronzedasian

    handling bidness! I love it!

  • http://www.thisis50.com Young Stunna

    Y’all titles are always misleading. Thats why everyone just goes to ThisIs50.com. Bossip needs to post real news…like the latest on Mase!!

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re (Finally has a wedding band...yay!)

    @Colonel Stinkmeaner

    Lol…Osama hiding being white house sofa’s and statues

  • Mz_Magnificent1 AKA The OFFICIAL Go Gyrl

    JOLINE…go take your azz to Perez’s site with that nonsense.

    DO IT OBAMA!!! He has done more in his month and a half in office than Bush did during his ENTIRE Presidency.

  • Loch Ness Monster

    “But the president doesn’t want to be accused of blowing the gains made since the surge in troops that President George W. Bush ordered and, more significantly, the successful counter-insurgency strategy of Gen. David Petraeus.”

    What gains? That whole ‘war’ was a waste of time, money, and lives.

  • This I Know

    We might be “supposedly” ending the war in Iraq, but the other war continues in Afghanistan. This country will be perpetually in war because don’t forget Iran, North Korea and even Mexico are also places more troops – and more US tax dollars – might be sent to in the near future.

  • BE

    I am glad that there is a date in place and I hope they stick to it….once US leaves the other countries will most likely follow. Afghanistan is not our problem either but baby steps I guess.

  • Erica

    Young Stunna

    Y’all titles are always misleading. Thats why everyone just goes to ThisIs50.com. Bossip needs to post real news…like the latest on Mase!!

    ……………………………………………

    THATS TRUE HIS RATINGS IS UP BY 60% EVERYBODY DOES GO TO THISIS50.COM

    ANYWAY IM SO HAPPY OBAMA IS DOING THIS HE IS DOING THE RIGHT THING

  • Make sure yo feet is on that plastic

    he hasnt played around since he won the election. I like that

  • lovely one

    Thank God!

  • Colonel Stinkmeaner(That's $25,000 Alpaca! You blot that $h!t!)

    I hope he does end all of these retarded wars and fueds. He’s only been in there for a month and a half and has done more for the country than the past Presidents.

    But on another subject…..anyone else not recieve their state tax refund yet? It’s because the Governor of your state opposes the Stimulus Package. therefore they are saying the state has no money to give you.

  • jade

    that war shoulda BEEN over.

  • Airmen NO CLASS

    yeah this is good news, i dont really care to deploy again.

  • jb_1030 (No Amber Rose shoes this month)

    I am glad they are coming home. I spent 7 months out to sea in support of Operation Enduring Freedom or some bullshit they called it. I give it to the soldiers and marines, cause I am not sleeping in a trent.

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