The Bush-Obama lies on Iraq

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

08/24/10

President Obama’s announcement that all combat troops have exited Iraq, while 50,000 combat troops remain in Iraq, is fitting. Since the war began with a lie, the ‘end’ of the war might as well be based on a lie as well. Interventionists continue to maintain the sweet delusion that Iraq is better off as a result of the U.S. invasion. However, when they make that claim, they’re always referring to the Iraqis who are alive...

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2010-08-24.asp



An army of contractors

CounterPunch
by Gareth Porter

08/24/10

All indications are that the administration expects to renegotiate the security agreement with the Iraqi government to allow a post-2011 combat presence of up to 10,000 troops, once a new government is formed in Baghdad. But Obama, fearing a backlash from anti-war voters in the Democratic Party, who have already become disenchanted with him over Afghanistan, is trying to play down that possibility. Instead, the White House is trying to reassure its anti-war base that the U.S. military role in Iraq is coming to an end...

http://counterpunch.org/porter08232010.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Confusion in Iraq: Troops and Contractors March Into New Era

Mike Ludwig, Truthout: "The Obama administration signaled the end of an era this week as the last combat troops left Iraq, but insurgents apparently did not get the message. A wave of attacks targeting Iraqi security operations left at least 51 dead and dozens wounded on Wednesday, just one day after the White House continued to congratulate itself for reducing the US presence to 50,000 'noncombat' troops."

http://www.truth-out.org/confusion-iraq-troops-and-contractors-march-into-new-era62719



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