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Davian93
10-21-2011, 01:23 PM
Obama Announces Total Troop Withdrawal by End of 2011 (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Official-Obama-to-announce-Iraq-troop-withdrawal-2229861.php)

So...that was fast, eh? Only 9 years.


I give them until this time next year to become a puppet state of Iran.

Crispin's Crispian
10-21-2011, 01:46 PM
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Ivhon
10-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Not to worry. We will find a new war to keep our contractors profits up real soon.

fdsaf3
10-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Obama Announces Total Troop Withdrawal by End of 2011 (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Official-Obama-to-announce-Iraq-troop-withdrawal-2229861.php)

So...that was fast, eh? Only 9 years.


I give them until this time next year to become a puppet state of Iran.

It's already happening. The government in Iraq already has a number of official positions which run contrary to U.S. positions. Being opposed to Israel, for instance.

Before, Iran and Iraq kind of held each other in check. Now Iran is going to dominate that region. In my opinion, it's a matter of time before Iran develops a nuclear weapon. Both Bush and Obama called that possibility "unacceptable". But what is the President (whoever it is) going to do about it in 5-10 years when Iran announces that it has a fully operational nuclear weapons program?

The downside to the President being so unwavering in their statements (like calling Iran having a nuke "unacceptable") is that it binds the U.S. to a foreign policy which might be untenable in the future.

I for one believe that dangerous times lie ahead for the U.S. with respect to Iran. Military action isn't out of the question. I'll be anxious to see how it plays out.

Terez
10-21-2011, 02:15 PM
Not to worry. We will find a new war to keep our contractors profits up real soon.
Or, we can just step up efforts in Afghanistan. Oh wait...

Mort
10-21-2011, 03:18 PM
Obama Announces Total Troop Withdrawal by End of 2011 (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Official-Obama-to-announce-Iraq-troop-withdrawal-2229861.php)

So...that was fast, eh? Only 9 years.


I give them until this time next year to become a puppet state of Iran.

Iraq and Iran does not play well together, doesn't matter that Saddam isn't there calling the shots.

I'd more likely think that in one year's time, either Syria or Iran has a fullblown revolution on their hands. That scenario isn't very likely either though, but that says something about what I think of Iran bullying Iraq into submission easily.


It's already happening. The government in Iraq already has a number of official positions which run contrary to U.S. positions. Being opposed to Israel, for instance.



That is always the danger of letting countries do their own thing, they might not always agree with you ;)

Crispin's Crispian
10-21-2011, 03:25 PM
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/7521/obamamission.jpg





Apologies for the rushed job.

GonzoTheGreat
10-22-2011, 03:11 AM
The government in Iraq already has a number of official positions which run contrary to U.S. positions. Being opposed to Israel, for instance.To be fair to Iraq, at least some of the US positions on Israel run contrary to US positions on Israel. On some occasions, the USA has used its veto in the Security Council to block a resolution calling for the official American policy.
So no matter what position Iraq adopted here, it would be contrary to the US one.

Davian93
10-22-2011, 08:19 AM
Iraq and Iran does not play well together, doesn't matter that Saddam isn't there calling the shots.

They didnt play well when Iraq was run by a Sunni-minority Ba'ath government for 40+ years. Now that the Shia majority is now running things, Iran and Iraq are natural allies. Also, historically, the region was dominated by Shia Persia. A large portion of the Iraqi people already look to Iran for guidance.