Insider Tells Of Obama’s Plan To End Iraq Combat Missions

February 27, 2009

US (ChattahBox) – According to an anonymous source within the White House, President Obama plans on releasing details on his plan on Iraq, which says that all combat missions will cease by August 31 of this year.

While up to 50,000 troops will be left behind in Iraq until the official withdraw begins at the end of the year, they will be basing their efforts on training, counter terrorism, and protection to the Iraqis and other US personnel. No combat missions will be continued, however there are still possible contingencies for limited interference if insurgent attacks arise.

This unofficial announcement comes on the heels of Obama’s plan to have all US troops removed from Iraq over the next sixteen months, a move that only differs by a slight three months from what he promised in his campaign.

While many have gotten on board with this plan, some are left unhappy with the implications.

“I am happy to listen to the secretary of defense and the president,” House Majority Leader Harry Reid said. “But when they talk about 50,000, that’s a little higher number than I had anticipated.”


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