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Iraq The War Is Over
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.