Barack Obama Will Not Pull Out of Iraq Within 16 Months

It amazes me how many people are under this illusion that Senator Obama will pull our troops out of Iraq within 16 months of assuming office.  Why do I doubt that he’ll actually pull out within 16 months?

Well, lets take a look at the history of Obama’s stances on Iraq:

  1. First, in September of 2007, Obama said, “So let me be clear.  There is no military solution in Iraq.  There never was.  The best way to protect our security and to pressure Iraq’s leaders to resolvetheir civil war is to immediately begin to remove our combat troops.  Not in six months or one year, but now.”
  2. Then, as his campaign picked up steam during the primary, he said in primary debates that he’d have our troops out of Iraq within 6 months of assuming office.
  3. Then on January 15, 2008, he changed it to the end of 2009 (a little over 11 months): “I have put forward a plan that will get our troops out by the end of 2009.  We already saw today reports that the Iraqi minister suggests that we’re going to be in there at least until 2018, a decade-long commitment.”  So that was an increase of 5 months.
  4. Obama’s current plan is to have troops out within 16 months, another increase of 5 years months (sorry – my bad).

But is that statement even true?  This is an excerpt from his website:

Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 – more than 7 years after the war began.

Under the Obama-Bidenplan, a residual force will remain in Iraq and in the region to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq and to protect American diplomatic and civilian personnel. They will not build permanent bases in Iraq, but will continue efforts to train and support the Iraqi security forces as long as Iraqi leaders move toward political reconciliation and away from sectarianism.

He never actually even says how many troops will be left there.  And how is this any different than what McCain wants to do?  McCain wants to leave as soon as possible, just like Obama, but McCain wants to make sure the job is done well.

And Obama, before going to Iraq, told reporters:

And as I’ve said before, and this was true during the heat of the primary, it was true when we posted this Web site. I have always said, and again, you can take a look at the language, that as commander-in-chief, I would always reserve the right to do what’s best in America’s national interests. And if it turned out, for example, that, you know, we had to, in certain months, slow the pace because of the safety of American troops in terms of getting combat troops out, of course we would take that into account. I would be a poor commander-in-chief if I didn’t take facts on the ground into account.

And he also said (before he went to Iraq), “I’ve always said that the pace of withdrawal would be dictated by the safety and security of our troops and the need to maintain stability. That assessment has not changed…And when I go to Iraq and have a chance to talk to some of the commanders on the ground, I’m sure I’ll have more information and will continue to refine my policies.”

Even Matt Sous, the President of Students for Obama at Central Michigan University said during a debate last year, “Our goal is not to get out of Iraq, but to put pressure on the leaders there.”

When Senator Obama says that he will have us out within 16 months, it is nothing more than a ploy to get votes.  He’ll keep saying, “5 more months” whenever the deadline gets near, and we’ll be there just as long as Senator McCain would keep us there.  The difference is that Obama refuses to admit that he will keep us in Iraq just as long as Senator McCain would.

Hopefully people begin to see the light, and start supporting Senator McCain.

Done Ranting,

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28 Responses to “Barack Obama Will Not Pull Out of Iraq Within 16 Months”

  1. Fred Meyer Says:

    “Obama’s current plan is to have troops out within 16 months, another increase of 5 years.”

    MORE math—LESS ranting!

  2. inkslwc Says:

    Sorry – my bad. Thanks.

  3. Charles Nickalopoulos Says:

    I am not in a position to leave this country, but thought of the next two years
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    Would a Obama administration be bad? It will probably be a duplication of Carter’s stay in the White House. The only thing that would open his supporters eyes, is for him to be elected, and then it will be too late. Unlike some people, I do not necessarily think Obama is a bad person, it is more like he is on the wrong track, but then, what do I know?

    It is does not appear that Senator McCain will win, but even if he did. the Democrats would be at war with him.

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  14. PwnsRepublicans Says:

    SO now how do u feel that he in fact DID pull the troops out …. I hope u already stuck your FOOT up ur mouth for this one..next time learn to give ppl chances and not bad mouth them u NOOB…!!!!

  15. inkslwc Says:

    It’s been over 16 months. 16 months would have been May 20th of 2009. So, my foot was not stuck up my mouth. Leanr how to read, PwnsRepublicans, because you have not pwned anybody. Plus, we STILL have troops over there fighting, killing people, and being killed. Just because he’s not calling it a “combat mission” doesn’t mean we’re not still over there.

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  17. Obama FTW Says:

    inkslwc,

    May 2009 was 3 or 4 months into Obama’s presidency (depending on whether or not you count January). This is what his website stated as of July 2008

    “The removal of our troops will be responsible and phased, directed by military commanders on the ground and done in consultation with the Iraqi government. Military experts believe we can safely redeploy combat brigades from Iraq at a pace of 1 to 2 brigades a month that would remove them in 16 months. That would be the summer of 2010 – more than 7 years after the war began.”

    This is exactly what he did. Only it happened over 19 months as opposed to 16. This is why Politifact gave this Campaign promise a rating of “Kept”

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/promises/obameter/subjects/iraq/

    Under the Obama plan, a residual force will remain in Iraq and in the region to conduct targeted counter-terrorism missions against al Qaeda in Iraq and to protect American diplomatic and civilian personnel. He will not build permanent bases in Iraq, but will continue efforts to train and support the Iraqi security forces as long as Iraqi leaders move toward political reconciliation and away from sectarianism.

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