Eric Margolis says no (and I agree with him):
President Barack Obama just restated his vow to pull all US combat troops out of Iraq by August, 2010, and the remaining US garrison by the end of 2011. While campaigning for the presidency, Obama had promised to withdraw all US troops in 2010, but the Pentagon prevailed on him to extend the date.
Has America’s long goodbye to Iraq really begun?
Perhaps. But don’t bet on it.
We have been told time and time again that the MissionIs Accomplished. But with increasing sectarian violence and World War III right around the corner, “our mission” — the armchair generals’ — is far from over.
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