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Obama… Mark My Words

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For those of you who believed that Obama was actually going to get the troops out of Iraq within 16 months of getting into office, I almost feel sorry for you. I’ve been saying this since day one: Obama’s not going to get the troops out of Iraq until at least 2012, in which case it’s going to be something he uses to get re-elected.

That is all I’m going to say in this blog, mark my words, and I will come back to this in three years.


Written by Annie

March 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

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  1. I can see that happening.


    March 10, 2009 at 7:48 pm

  2. Anyone who believed they’d be out instantly is an idiot.


    March 10, 2009 at 7:50 pm

  3. Err…I never heard him say 6 months during the campaign. He always said within 16 months.
    Third section.


    March 10, 2009 at 7:58 pm

  4. Not going to happen nonetheless. I still stand by my 2012 statement =)


    March 10, 2009 at 8:03 pm

  5. Anon 3 again, and I suppose you’re right already in the sense that he’s pulling out troops in 18 months instead of 16, and he’s leaving a “residual force” afterward until 2011 when some deal with the Iraqi government ends, can’t remember exactly.


    March 10, 2009 at 8:11 pm

  6. unless your in the white house hearing all his conversations i wouldn’t state opinions.


    March 10, 2009 at 8:24 pm

  7. Why not? Only thing about my opinion is that it’ll be a fact. Wait 3 years and you shall see for yourself =)


    March 10, 2009 at 9:42 pm

  8. doesnt matter how long, at least he is pulling out. What else can you see coming? You are a spoiler


    March 11, 2009 at 4:44 am

  9. No surprise here. No such thing as immediate pull out. Never could happen. And it’s actually for the best. You can’t just leave a destabilized area and expect everything to be ok. Obama’s refocus to afgan/paki border is pretty interesting. I wonder where this will go and what the outcome will be.


    March 11, 2009 at 3:42 pm

  10. Well if that’s the case anonymous #6, we could’ve said the same thing about Bush because he started pulling troops out as well and wasn’t going to keep them there forever (for the same reason anonymous #7 below you describes). I actually meant to write 16 months instead of 6, but regardless, a lot of people, and I quote you, “voted for Obama because he’s anti-war and was going to immediately pull troops out of Iraq”… in which case he plans on relocating them to Afghanistan. You guys (or girls) had the common sense to know that that’s not possible to be done as quickly as promised, but half the population believed everything Obama said, word for word.


    March 11, 2009 at 11:15 pm

  11. actaully he later DID say it’s gonna take him about 2 years. AS LONG AS HE DOESS SOMETHING!! better than bush. hes been doing more in these past months than bush has in the past 8 years! so i have faith. we caanntt get any worse in a situation than we already r.


    March 12, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  12. Not true. But like I said, I’ll come back to this in three years. =)


    March 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm

  13. obama has NEVER stated there would be a full pull-out of iraq. so claiming troops will be there in 2012 would just be consistent with what has always been said, and the latest policy cited by Anonymous 3.


    March 12, 2009 at 8:05 pm

  14. Just because you don't like what the Bush administration did over the last 8 years, doesn't mean things didn't happen. And it also doesn't mean that nothing positive happened. That's a very closed minded way of looking at a presidency. I'm not trying to say Bush or his policies were the best, but they weren't as bad as they could have been.

    *Bush Administration pushes big pharmaceuticals to work with World Health Organization to expand R&D without pushing the costs onto global consumers (2006)
    *Launched PEPFAR and provide treatment for HIV-positive people in developing countries
    *The President proposed the 20-in-10 bill, a goal to reduce gasoline consumption by 20 percent over the next ten years.
    *There are not 116 million "wealthy Americans," but that's how many taxpayers benefited from the President's tax relief. The across-the-board tax cuts provided tax relief to every American who pays income taxes, created a new bottom 10 percent bracket rate, doubled the child tax credit to $1,000, and actually increased the share of the Federal income tax burden paid by the top 10 percent of individual earners from 67 percent in 2000 to 70 percent in 2005. Furthermore, this Administration removed 13 million low-income earners from the income tax rolls completely.

    just some examples…


    March 12, 2009 at 9:36 pm

  15. Thanks last anonymous for elaborating on my “not true” statement =). And Bietz, I remember him using it as a part of his campaign in the very beginning. He said that one of the first things he was planning on doing if he were to become president was to completely pull out of Iraq asap. Then again, most politicians tend to flip-flop in order to get votes, which is something I’m used to by now. And I did mean to write 16 but didn’t notice that the “1” wasn’t written… I’ll fix that right now.


    March 12, 2009 at 11:18 pm

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