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Iraq The War Is Over

Updated on October 25, 2011

Obama Ends War

Obama has stated that the war is officially, and finally coming to an end. He pronounced that all American troops would be out of Iraq and all that would be left behind would be some contractors and civil workers. However, of the 39,000 troops presently over there about 150, a negligible force, will remain to assist in arms sales.

The war in Iraq has been going on with the U.S helping for nearly 9 years. We have lost over 4,400 American lives fighting for peace. As Obama promised when he ran for campaign he is keeping to his pledge to end the war. Many people are wondering if this is a way to get re-elected to the next term.

Obama also stated that the new partnership with Iraq will be "strong and enduring." The Iraqi Prime Minister shared the same belief.

Over the past decade we have spent over $757 billion dollars funding military operations not including other billions we used for health and inativities taking place in Iraq. Now, we may actually have a little money to get the U.S out of debt and get jobs rolling for the unemployed.

Is this the first sign that our country will be moving forward in what seems to be a down time? A time where this nation is spiraling downwards everywhere. Or will this have a negative effect on our nation? Only time will tell.


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    • iamageniuster profile image

      iamageniuster 6 years ago

      True the Iraq war is over, but Obama started more wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

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      Modern Greetings 6 years ago

      Nice hub, very interesting to read. It should be noted that the small force remaining in Iraq will not be a military presence, but more of a security presence for vip's, government officials, and arms we sell to Iraq.

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      joyraynemiller 6 years ago from Bradford, Florida, USA

      Very Interesting hub! It makes my head stir just to generate answer to your question. But I do not think that the possible pulling over of the thousands of troops from Iraq will somewhat end the economic downfall in the country. Maybe it requires time to patch up the financial crisis and unemployment, and to recover from economic depression. I would agree, "Only time will tell."

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      Gary Eby 6 years ago from Cave Junction, Oregon

      Yes to ending the war in Iraq. I'm a retired social worker from the VA system. Thanks for answering my question about depression. Enjoyed your Hub. I like to write about emotional recovery and miracles. Peace and Light...Gary