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.


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. 

Currently, there are 142,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. During his presidential campaign, Obama pledged to withdraw those troops within 16 months of taking office — May of 2010. Read more here. 

 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. 


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  1. wolex seg says:

    Am so great that Presiden Obama did a great job.

  2. Jennifer says:

    Congratulations on having the best President in living memory and one that actually knows what it means to keep a promise. I’m so impressed with him. The naysayers will one day be remembered the way we now remember people like Bull Connor and all those bastards down South: BADLY.

  3. SouthernGirl2 says:

    Bring The Boys Home

    • "Ametia" says:

      PREFECT SONG! :-) <3

    • SouthernGirl2 says:

      Fathers are pleading, lovers are all alone
      Mothers are praying-send our sons back home
      You marched them away-yes, you did-on ships and planes
      To the senseless war, facing death in vain

      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down

      Can’t you see ’em march across the sky, all the soldiers that have died
      Tryin’ to get home-can’t you see them tryin’ to get home?
      Tryin’ to get home-they’re tryin’ to get home
      Cease all fire on the battlefield
      Enough men have already been wounded or killed

      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Bring the boys home (bring ’em back alive)
      Turn the ships around, lay your weapons down
      (Mothers, fathers and lovers, can’t you see them)

  4. SouthernGirl2 says:


    How can I switch videos?

  5. SouthernGirl2 says:

    deleted ;-)

  6. SouthernGirl2 says:

    What will Keith Olberman sign off with now?

  7. "Ametia" says:

    Welcome home, to our troops! Thank you for your courage and service to America.

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