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Obama Says War No More
Yesterday at Fort Bragg, President Obama declared that as of December 31st, 2011 all American troops will leave Iraq and the war will be over. It has been a long, long time and I am happy that many will be home with their families and safe. On the other hand, are we leaving the Iraq people in a bad state of affairs?
It is this frog's opinion that this is a ploy by Barack Obama to gain reelection. It seems like greed and deception, but that is just my opinion.
Obama promised way back in 2009 that he would end the war. I guess he wanted to come through with one of his promises.
The question I have now is: what will happen to Iraq and it's people? Who will run the country?
So many questions; I wonder if Obama has considered any of them?
So how many lives did America lose in Iraq?
- 2003: 486
- 2004: 849
- 2005: 846
- 2006: 822
- 2007: 904
- 2008: 314
- 2009: 149
- 2010: 60
- 2011: 54
A grand total of 4484 American lives lost. May they all Rest In Peace.
There is really no clear leadership in Iraq at this time. The last election was neck and neck with Nouri al-Maliki winning just barely over former prime minister Ayyad Allawi. They both seem to be power hungry and I predict civil war will begin in Iraq soon after December 31st. I don't see much good coming from all of this.
A Call To Pray
The people of Iraq need your prayers.
Just because the majority of them are Muslim is no reason not to pray for them.
They have faced a lot over these years of war. Many innocent people were killed and I have a feeling that it isn't over for them.
Father God, please lay your hand on the Iraqi people. Awaken them to your love and cleanse their land. Please Lord, if in Your will, stop the bloodshed and let them enjoy peace. Only Your will Lord, because You are wise and know the best for all man. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.
© G.L. Boudonck