Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Obama spins the withdrawal from Iraq

Obama: "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." "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."

What is forcing the US military out of Iraq is the issue of immunity. "Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says his country's refusal to grant immunity from prosecution to U.S. troops led to President Barack Obama's decision to withdraw the remainder of American forces by the end of the year."

Question still remains is whether the the troops will come home or be re-located to nearby countries?

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