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Sat Jul 24, 2021, 07:08 PM

U.S. to Announce Troop Drawdown From Iraq

Source: New York Times

BAGHDAD — Iraq’s prime minister is heading to Washington this weekend to demand that President Biden withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq, announcing to Iraqi media that the visit would “put an end to the presence of combat forces.”

American officials say the United States is likely to oblige the request from Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, setting a deadline to be announced on Monday for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces by the end of the year.

Pentagon and other administration officials say they will achieve this by removing a small but unspecified number of the 2,500 American forces currently stationed in Iraq, and by reclassifying on paper the roles of other forces. Mr. al-Kadhimi will have a political trophy to take home to satisfy anti-American factions in Iraq and the U.S. military presence will remain.

“There will be no U.S. military forces in a combat role by the end of the year,” said a senior U.S. official familiar with ongoing discussions. “We anticipate some force adjustments in line with that commitment.”

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Jul 24, 2021, 10:17 PM

1. Thanks Heavens after 20 years!!!

Thank heavens after 20 years. Our family worked so hard in the Peace Movement as we knew from the beginning it was all based on lies and smelled like Vietnam. Our brother died there for a lie in 1967. Our family did not want that to happen to other young men. It's past time to bring them all home and start spending those war dollars on our own here at home!

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Sun Jul 25, 2021, 06:28 AM

2. what a waist

for a lie !

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Jul 25, 2021, 07:33 AM

3. Anyone who says we have to stay permanently in Iraq really means....

....I want more money for my no-bid contract donors who are offering me a consultant job after leaving office.

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