ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • iamageniuster profile image


      7 years ago

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

    • Modern Greetings profile image

      Modern Greetings 

      7 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.

    • joyraynemiller profile image


      7 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."

    • qlcoach profile image

      Gary Eby 

      7 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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)