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Why have the anti-war protestors died down?


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There are still basically the same amount of troops in Iraq, and just as much money being wasted over there. Obama and congress so far have been sticking to Bush's Iraq "withdraw" plan. Was hoping they'd get out faster.

I think because you don't have time to protest when you are worried about having a job next week! The war is over there, unemployment and layoffs is RIGHT HERE!

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It's not just the US protests. International protests have stopped too.

It's because all combat operations have ended. Obama has already begun the transition process to end the presence there.

All US troops are out of the cities. They're all there to ease the transition. US troops will steadily leave Iraq over the next year or two, and will only be there for support and counsel when/if needed.

You can't end a war over night... especially a war carried out with the incompetence we saw in Iraq.

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It's not just the US protests. International protests have stopped too.

It's because all combat operations have ended. Obama has already begun the transition process to end the presence there.

All US troops are out of the cities. They're all there to ease the transition. US troops will steadily leave Iraq over the next year or two, and will only be there for support and counsel when/if needed.

You can't end a war over night... especially a war carried out with the incompetence we saw in Iraq.

lmao what?

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It's not just the US protests. International protests have stopped too.

It's because all combat operations have ended. Obama has already begun the transition process to end the presence there.

All US troops are out of the cities. They're all there to ease the transition. US troops will steadily leave Iraq over the next year or two, and will only be there for support and counsel when/if needed.

You can't end a war over night... especially a war carried out with the incompetence we saw in Iraq.

Isn't that what Bush was saying? That's the same as Bush's "withdraw" plan.

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Partisan hackery and the media sheep are busy elsewhere.

2001-2008

Self Proclaimed Republicans or Conservatives: Country is great, President is great, complain and you hate America and blame the liberals

Self Proclaimed Democrats or Liberals: Country is a wreck, President is ********/evil, this country is ruined, blame the conservatives

2009-Today

Self Proclaimed Republicans or Conservatives: Country is terrible, President is socialist/evil, country is a wreck, blame the liberals

Self Proclaimed Democrats or Liberals: Country is doing good, President is great, complain and you hate America, blame the conservatives

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Isn't that what Bush was saying? That's the same as Bush's "withdraw" plan.

Bush didn't have any withdrawl plans. In fact, it was McCain who suggested that US troops remain in Iraq for 100 years during the campaign. The only candidates who pushed for withdrawl were Obama and Clinton. So up until November, both sides were still debating whether to withdraw or not.

Not too long ago in the summer, US troops vacated Iraqi cities, and their combat operations have ended.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/01/world/mi...ast/01iraq.html

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Bush didn't have any withdrawl plans. In fact, it was McCain who suggested that US troops remain in Iraq for 100 years during the campaign. The only candidates who pushed for withdrawl were Obama and Clinton. So up until November, both sides were still debating whether to withdraw or not.

Not too long ago in the summer, US troops vacated Iraqi cities, and their combat operations have ended.

Bush began withdrawing the troops before he left office

and you are warping what Mccain said. He had a withdraw plan but like it or not there will be an american pressence in Iraq for a long time

I.E. Korea

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The U.S. military says two American service members have been killed and three others wounded in a bomb blast in eastern Afghanistan.

The military says the troops died Tuesday after their convoy struck a roadside bomb. No other details will be provided until families can be notified.

The latest deaths bring to 26 the number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan in August.

08/29/09 AFP: 12 killed, over 40 wounded in northern Iraq attacks ...

While Barack Obama owes his election to the presidency in large part to the deep-going antiwar sentiments in the American population, the move by his administration to escalate US militarism and increase the number of American troops sent into battle enjoys the support of America’s ruling elite and both of its major parties.

The consensus behind the continuation and escalation of the US wars of aggression found unmistakable expression in the approval by an overwhelming 86-3 vote in the US Senate of more than $91 billion to continue funding the two wars through September.

The US military plans to send thousands of American soldiers back to the oil-rich north of Iraq to prevent a civil war between Arabs and Kurds.

The emergency move, which partially reverses a recent drawing- down, is the first major sign that President Obama's withdrawal plan may not work.

We are not getting out of Iraq until the Iraqis throw us out. This is inevitable, just as it was in Vietnam. In the meantime, people will die and treasure will be squandered. And when the great one obama eventually goes on nationwide tv, flashes what amounts to a sh*t-eating grin and tells everyone, ooops, sorry, we gotta stay another hundred years, who, in their right or left mind will be surprised?

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The left has no problem with war and its casualties when the President has a (D) after his name.

Or when they know that the D President plans on withdrawing some time soon.

But since we want to play the assumption game. Let me ask this:

Why are so many ( R ) "Anti-spending people" so happy to spend billions upon billions in other countries?

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