Comments:United States and Iraq finalize agreement to have troops out of Iraq by 2011

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I've been violating one of my principles, that is substantiating an opinion with specific links. However, I vaguely recall a statement by a commander in Afghanistan that we could be out by 2011; nearly decade after the first attack by the Taliban, if things don't go wrong --and of course things are going to go wrong.

The commanders in the past and present have screwed up, and there should not and must not be any tolerance for these half decade to decade long deployments. The sooner these two nations can stand on their own two legs crutches, the better. QUINTIX (talk) 01:40, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

What you expect from war? Non stop progress? A enemy that is going to lay down and take it. Lets just be happy too see progress from Iraq, and now look at Afghanistan and a stronger Taliban.--KDP3 (talk) 03:01, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Obvious election-year chicanery.[edit]

Isn't it convenient that the very first deadline to be met by this agreement isn't until after the US presidential election? It smells to me like this is a Republican ploy to address the voting public's desire to withdraw from Iraq in hopes of winning back some support for McCain, and then these very tenuous plans can change drastically or be dropped entirely. And I don't say this as an Obama supporter -- he terrifies me only slightly less than McCain, and I'm not voting for either. The lesser of two evils is still an evil.

The agreement has been in the works for months now and since the success of the Surge everyone knows our Troops are coming home it was just the matter of when. And like the agreement say. It defends on the situation on the ground and the Iraqi Army is not yet standing on it's feet yet. Look what happen at Basra. But with US support The Iraqi army made grounds in Sadr City. But time will tell if Iraq can stand up too the radicals and extremist. --KDP3 (talk) 14:42, 23 August 2008 (UTC)

Just In Time...[edit]

...for the apocalypse in 2012. For some reason, this announcement doesn't surprise me in the least, and also makes me even more distrusting of the government (if that was possible in the first place). -- 17:15, 24 August 2008 (UTC)


Why are the americans such cowards? They attack and rape civillians and now they are running away from a battle they obviously have lost. Reminders or echoes of Vietnam? Surely. They ran from that with 50,000 dead and 3 MILLION civillians dead and they call themselves "heroes". More like cowards. Who asked them to join the army and get killed or wounded in action? American = coward these. Stupid uncivillised people. 21:46, 12 September 2008 (UTC)