Thank you, to our solders and their families!
Here are a series of MSNBC videos on the troops exit from Iraq. After 7 1/1 years and 4,400 deaths and tens of thousands of Iraqis, the US combat presence in Iraq is over. This is indeed a somber and HISTORICAL day.
PRESIDENT OBAMA DELIVERS ON YET ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PROMISE.
Here’s a 2009 article of President Obama’s plans for troop withdrawal
12,000 U.S. troops out of Iraq by fall, military says
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The number of troops in Iraq will drop by 12,000 over the next six months, the U.S. military said in a statement Sunday.
Two brigade combat teams and their support units will redeploy without being replaced, reducing the number of combat teams in Iraq from 14 to 12, the statement said.
An additional 4,000 British troops will also be transferred from Iraq without replacement, the statement said.
It was believed to be the first announcement of troop reduction since President Obama’s announcement last month of the United States’ plan to withdraw most of its troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010.
The reduction of Coalition forces is a result of “an increased level of security and stability” that the country has achieved over the past year, according to the military statement.
“The time and conditions are right for Coalition forces to reduce the number of troops in Iraq,” Gen. Ray Odierno said in the statement.
Last U.S. combat troops pull out of Iraq
By John Letzing
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The final U.S. combat brigade deployed in Iraq has pulled out of the country, fulfilling President Barack Obama’s pledge to end the U.S. combat mission there by the end of August, according to reports published Wednesday. The 4th Stryker Brigade of the Second Infantry Division was officially designated the last combat brigade to leave Iraq, more than seven years after the U.S.-led invasion, according to reports. Read more here.
And MSNBC’s Howard Fineman and the rest of the bobblehead media can all go jump off a high cliff. President Barack Obama is serving magnificently, and too bad ya’ll got to sit behind a tee vee desk and attempt to rain on this historic day in America.
Thank you, Mr. President and our troops. You can watch it live here.