Friday, October 21, 2011

Full Withdrawal from Iraq

This can be very big news.

Barack Obama has released an official statement stating that troops will finally be pulled out of Iraq.

"Today, I can report that as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home from Iraq at the end of this year," Obama said. "After nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over. Over the next two months our troops in Iraq--tens of thousands of them--will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home."

It's hard to believe that something of this magnitude is actually beginning but I think everyone would be in agreement when it's said that "it is about time".  The war has been long and many lives have been lost, and to some the war may seem unjust and unwelcomed. I hope that this isn't another gimmick for reelection and that the troops are actually sent back home.

What a Christmas gift it would be to have our troops home safe early and out of harm's way.

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