Thursday, February 26, 2009

US troops to remain in Iraq

Iraqi kids killed by the USA

Reportedly, Obama lied.

US troops will remain in Iraq.

According to Chris Floyd:

"The (withdrawal) plan clearly envisions a substantial and essentially permanent American military presence in Iraq, dominating the politics and policy of this key oil nation – which was of course one of the chief war aims of the military aggressors in the Bush Administration all along."

- Orwell in Babylon: Obama's War-Continuing "Withdrawal" Plan Written by Chris Floyd

Chris Floyd tells us more (Obama's Non-Withdrawal Withdrawal Plan):

From the New York Times:

"Even with the withdrawal order, Mr. Obama plans to leave behind a “residual force” of tens of thousands of troops to continue training Iraqi security forces, hunt down foreign terrorist cells and guard American institutions..."

And a "senior military officer" dispatched to pipe the spin to the Los Angeles Times added another potential role for the remaining American troops: fighting Iraq's war for it. He was also refreshingly frank on the plan's ultimate intentions:

"The senior officer said the troops also could help protect Iraq from outside attack, something the Iraqis cannot yet do.

"'When President Obama said we were going to get out within 16 months, some people heard, 'get out,' and everyone's gone. But that is not going to happen,' the officer said."



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