Friday, October 21, 2011
Finally, we're exiting Iraq
Pres. Obama announced today that there would be a complete and total drawdown of US troops currently stationed in Iraq by the end of this year. There are 50,000 troops there now and I guess they'll be coming home by year's end. I think this is a good decision and Obama deserves credit for it.
I'm not sure whether the pullout is political or idealogical on Obama's part, but what difference does it make to the families? I think we should have gotten out of Iraq years ago, but getting out now works for me too. And with the Lybian situatiion pretty much resolved, we shouldn't have any troops deployed in pointless wars anywhere except Afghanistan. I imagine that quagmire will last beyond the next President's administration anyway....these things always do.