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Republican Hypocrisy Surrounds Iraq Troop Withdrawal

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Republican Hypocrisy Surrounds Iraq Troop Withdrawal


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.

Henry Decker

Henry Decker was formerly the Managing Editor of The National Memo. He is currently an Online Associate at MRCampaigns.

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  1. Loreto December 13, 2011

    Now I’m even more convinced my decision was right to leave the Republican Party and remain an independent moderate. Why in the world would anyone oppose the exact same timeline Pres. Bush established in ’08 but now that that we have a Democratic President, it’s wrong. What a bunch of turnface Republicans, it’s enough to make anyone vomit. The hypocrits accuse Romney of being a history of flip flops, what are they doing if it isn’t a major flip flop?

  2. DaleCuthbrtson December 13, 2011

    The re pubs will eventually implode do they really think the 1% can get them elected?
    shows the Idiocy coming out of WASHINGTON.!


    Have we learned nothing in the past 10 years?
    While the Democrats / Republicans , Argue over who is right – who should be in control ?


    The real enemy of Democracy has shown it’s Ugly head – WHO ?

    These are the old men on the hill who have lost site of what America is all about

    Who have no vision for America , or the American dream !

    They wear the Disguise of public servants – while only serving themselves , and it does not matter what party they belong to !

    Americans crave – REAL change

    But will never have it until we clean house, and

    WAKE UP AMERICA……………………..!


  3. ladyj December 13, 2011

    now I know why I despite Republicans. They are two face. If I understand the article, after Some damn it got killed President Bush claim victory and signed the service PAC agreement. The Republicans does not want him to take the credit for it. Now they are afraid that we have fail in the war over in Iraq. Maybe they are right but Obama is just following what was set into motion in 2008. If we loose both wars well you can blame the Republican President for starting this whole mess. @Cheney if Obama did not follow what was put in place that would make the United States look bad, other countries would say HEY the faulted on a contract, should we do business with them. They can’t keep there word. AN that would be another thing the Republicans can say about Obama. So is damn one way and damn the other way.

  4. Vail December 13, 2011

    I voted for Obama but disagree with his Iraq policy. He is forcing. Iraq to deal with Iran his withdrawal policy will cause many issues for the next administration

  5. sputnik December 14, 2011

    No money for the unemployed but there is always money to bend a small country to your will.

  6. dpaano December 14, 2011

    I have to agree with our President, who is following ex-President Bush’s agreement. It’s totally plausible that the Republicans are now “flip flopping” over the pull out that they originally agreed to. And, to put the blame on President Obama is their standard position. For this reason, I would NOT vote for a Republican candidate, especially any of the clowns now running. And, I hope that most of the country will take the initiative and get rid of the Tea Party GOP members currently in Congress, whose only goal is to make President Obama a one-term president despite their campaign promises in 2010 (especially the one about creating jobs). They’ve lied to get where they are and they will continue to lie…and I hope the American public doesn’t buy into their lies!!


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