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  •  Obama has NEVER said that he would take out ALL (6+ / 0-)

    troops but instead combat troops out of Iraq.  There will be some residual troops there.

    Obama isn't going back on his word at all.

    Obama: "Because We Won... We Have to Win." 6/6/08

    by Drdemocrat on Thu Jul 03, 2008 at 06:57:50 AM PDT

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    •  Residual forces become combat troops (0+ / 0-)

      once they face violence. If they don't they become dead troops.

      These "residual forces"-- there may be as many as 40,000 of them or more-- are supposed to remain to "train" the Iraqis, "train" protect the huge Green Zone, prop up the vassal government, police the oil fields, and undertake operations against al-Qaeda and Sunni and Shiite militas-- exactly the same missions our 150,000 troops are unable to accomplish now. And does anyone seriously expect the armed resistance to them to just suddenly vanish because there are fewer of them?


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