President Obama to announce Iraq troop withdrawal plan

Posted By on February 27, 2009

It is looking more and more like President Obama is more in tune with a 19 month troop withdrawal plan favored by the Pentagon which keeps a significant ‘support’ presence in Iraq. I listened to my Representative John Boehner this morning (also enjoyed his speech at CPAC) and it sounds like the President’s position is more in line with conservative Republicans on this issue rather than the liberal Democrats,  including the House and Senate leaders Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. Obama’s decision should come later this morning.


  • President Obama announced combat brigades to be out of Iraq in 18 months or August 31, 2010 — he has set a date. He will keep troops Iraq of 35,000 to 50,000 as a security force but remove them all by the end of 2011.

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  1. lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.
  2. digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.