Was it a smart (strategic) move to leave Iraq with only non-combatant soldiers?
Politically, Obama has done what few have before him: kept his word. But he is not a military man, which is an understatement. Yes, he’s pulled out the combat troops – I am happy for those returning from war – I’ve been there myself.
But he has left some 50,000 non-combat soldiers, aided by about 7000 highly controversial, and in the middle of a lawsuit (Blackwater) SOF’s in essence.
It’s been bloody; 4400 American Soldiers and over 400, 000 (!) Iraqi civilians.
I hope this is the beginning of the end; I fear it isn’t.
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