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View Full Version : Nat'l Security Good news...US Marines end role in Iraq


mlyonsd
01-24-2010, 09:02 AM
BAGHDAD The U.S. Marine Corps wrapped nearly seven years in Iraq on Saturday, handing over duties to the Army and signaling the beginning of an accelerated withdrawal of American troops as the U.S. turns its focus away from the waning Iraqi war to a growing one in Afghanistan.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583705,00.html

Granted many of them will end up in Afghanistan but kudos to this administration and the last for not giving up on Iraq.

BucEyedPea
01-24-2010, 09:44 AM
There's still bases there. And they're not eating French food I assure you.

HonestChieffan
01-24-2010, 10:20 AM
Marines will be back.

mlyonsd
01-24-2010, 11:26 AM
There's still bases there. And they're not eating French food I assure you.

Baby steps. But I do bet they are eating French fries.

BucEyedPea
01-24-2010, 11:30 AM
Baby steps. But I do bet they are eating French fries.

Pommes frites, sir!:D

go bowe
01-24-2010, 12:04 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583705,00.html

Granted many of them will end up in Afghanistan but kudos to this administration and the last for not giving up on Iraq.not giving up on iraq?

pulling out our troops seems a little like giving up to me...

but that's ok if it gets us closer to not interfering in the affairs of other countries, particularly those in the middle east...

we should spend some of that money we have been throwing into the crapper called iraq to solve some of our own pressing problems, like energy, education, health insurance and paintball...