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Monday, December 17, 2018

As the Iraq war winds down and American troops prepare to withdraw from the country by the December 31 deadline, Republicans are becoming increasingly desperate to ensure that President Obama does not receive any credit for the ending the eight year old conflict. On the day same day that Obama visited Arlington National cemetery with Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, a number of prominent Republican came out against the upcoming troop withdrawal, claiming that it will endanger national security, undo the progress that has been made in Iraq, and ultimately mean that America has “lost” the war.

There’s just one problem: Obama is merely following the plan agreed to by President George W. Bush in 2008, and Republicans who supported troop withdrawals then are now rapidly reversing their positions.

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